Meeting room. (Photo courtesy of Metro Creative Graphics)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School Board held its regular committee meeting on Thursday and spent the majority of the time discussing the proposed budget, which contains a tax increase.

Susan H. Robertson, business manager, said the proposed 2021-2022 budgeted expenses are $46,976,250, an increase of $4,462,888, or 10.5 percent, from 2020-2021.

Robertson said that the average residential homeowner’s increase would be $26.

The school district will receive nearly $9 million in new COVID-19 relief funds.

The $8,924,519 designated for PASD is part of the $4.9 billion being issued in the third round of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funding through the American Rescue Plan Act.


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