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School Property Tax Increase Approved in Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. — School directors in the Scranton School District approved a proposed budget Wednesday night which includes raising taxes. The new plan wou...

SCRANTON, Pa. -- School directors in the Scranton School District approved a proposed budget Wednesday night which includes raising taxes.

The new plan would raise school property taxes by 3.4 percent for 2020.

That would be another $45 a year for the average property owner.

The increase was approved with a unanimous vote.

It won't solve all the district's money problems though.

The Scranton school district would still have a nearly $3 million budget deficit.