BETHEL PARK, Pa. - Bethel Park is cutting taxes, but some say it will come at a price.
After months of discussion, meetings and nine revisions to next year's budget, the school director said some of his colleagues on the school board made a last minute decision at Tuesday night's meeting that will give taxpayers a break during the 2019-2020 school year.
Parents and teachers say that while lower taxes sounded good, the plan was pushed through without time to research its impact.
"I'm not opposed to reducing taxes if it’s fiscally responsible. The numbers that I was given today after this proposal show a $5.5 million shortfall between revenue and projected expenditure,” school director Ken Nagel said.
In a statement to Channel 11, the district said, "Everything planned for the upcoming school year is still on track and that loss in revenue will be made up by using $5 million of the district’s fund balance."
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