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GNA’s preliminary budget holds line on taxes


May 09. 2013 11:46PM

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The board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. June 20.

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NANTICOKE — The Greater Nanticoke Area Board of Directors has adopted the preliminary school district budget for the fiscal year 2013-14.

The real estate tax rate will remain at 10.177 mills on each $1,000 of assessed real estate valuation of properties located within the GNA school district’s limits. The district is comprised of Nanticoke City and the townships of Plymouth, Newport and Conyngham.

The board voted 7-1 not to increase the tax rate. Jeff Kozlofski was the only board member who voted for an increase; Secretary Cindy Donlin was not in attendance for the meeting.

The final budget will be voted on in June.

Superintendent Anthony Perrone reported that attendance in all of the GNA schools was up. The attendance level is now more than 90 percent, he said.

The board has accepted the resignations of Christine Osmanski, Lori Ditzler, Barbara Paganucci and Jennifer Ruchinski.

The high school and middle school Life Skills classes will attend the following community-based instruction: Luzerne Intermediate Unit field day at Wyoming Valley West Stadium on May 23 and Luzerne County Transportation Authority bus instruction, followed by a bus ride to the Farmers Market on Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, on May 28 and 29.

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