Saturday, July 12, 2014
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Upper Darby school board to discuss budget

DELAWARE COUNTY

School board to discuss budget

UPPER DARBY School board members in the Upper Darby School District, one of the state's largest, will meet Tuesday to take up the preliminary budget for the next academic year that calls for a 5.5 percent tax increase.

The $174.4 million proposed budget would represent an $8.8 million increase over spending in the current school year. The bulk of the increase would be in the instructional category. Almost three-quarters of the total budget would be devoted to wages and benefits.

The proposed tax increase would raise the millage to 35.678, among the highest in the region, and would add about $200 annually to the bill of the owner of a home with an estimated market value of $150,000.

The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Upper Darby High School boardroom. More meetings on the budget are to be held.

- Inquirer staff

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