Northern Lehigh looks at 3.3% tax inc...

Northern Lehigh looks at 3.3% tax increase

There are 4 comments on the The Morning Call story from May 15, 2008, titled Northern Lehigh looks at 3.3% tax increase. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

The Northern Lehigh School District preliminary budget for 2008-09 contains a property tax increase of about 3.3 percent, less than initial proposals reviewed by the school board several weeks ago.

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wayne kucsan

Allentown, PA

#1 May 15, 2008
Regarding the Northern Lehigh School District article. In a budget of 29 million dollars, does the district think 46 thousand will really make a difference? Would the administrators like to work every Saturday for what is probably the lowest paid wage in the district? Everyone wants to use the facilities, but with these wants comes a cost. Why begrudge service professionals the opportunity to enhance their salary without having to lose every weekend away from their families without their choice. It seems Northern Lehigh cannot retain administrators, hence the leaving of their Business Manager and Superintendent. Is the Superintendent trying to send the district into more turmoil because he is leaving?
dollars and sense

Northampton, PA

#2 May 15, 2008
I just wonder if the tax increase is in addition to the $$ they are receiving from the "Gaming" dollars, or inclusive. Does anybody know?
billy barule

Slatington, PA

#3 May 15, 2008
cool, my NLSD school tax oughtta top 6K in the 2010/2011 school year. no industrial base, poor citizens, next to rich districts. hooray for me!

Pocono Summit, PA

#4 May 16, 2008
dr sham is moving on after many years with nlsd. his departure was announced nearly a year ago. nlsd cannot keep quality administrators because their school boards are oppositional to qualtiy leadership.

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