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Pocono Mountain School Board delivers NO TAX INCREASE for 2018-19

7 years without a property tax increase; Millage rate reduced by 12 mills


The Pocono Mountain School District Board of Education passed its final 2018-2019 General Fund Budget at its June 20, 2018 School Board meeting, ushering in another year without a property tax increase for taxpayers.


The budget passed with a vote of 6 to 2, with one School Board Director absent from the meeting.  The final budget brings good news to District home and business owners as their millage rate will remain the same as it was for the 2017-2018 school fiscal year.


“Each budget cycle gets increasing more difficult to balance, but we are proud of the fact we held the line on taxes again, while continuing to double our District property tax rebate program and increasing security measures in each of our schools,” said Rusty Johnson, Board President.


The District’s 2018-2019 General Fund Budget passage also marks the seventh consecutive year of no property tax increase for District property owners. Those seven years also included several millage rate reductions for a grand total of 12 mills being reduced for home and business owners since 2012.


Pocono Mountain’s millage rate will remain at 135.29 for fiscal year 2018-2019.


In addition, the Board of Education again approved an enhanced property tax rebate program for qualifying senior citizens and other eligible taxpayers who qualify for the state property tax rebate program. 


The District’s enhanced property tax rebate program provides qualifying taxpayers with twice the amount of the state property tax rebate.