Souderton, PA: Tax hike because of transportation costs for SPED; 'tight year' because of SPED

April 13, 2018, Lansdale, PA, Souderton Independent: Souderton Area School District set to propose 2.4% tax hike After five years in a row of 1 percent or less tax hikes, Souderton Area School Board is poised to vote at its April 26 meeting on a proposed budget raising taxes 2.4 percent for the 2018-2019 school year. Transportation costs for special education students increases in the budget, but the district is hoping to cut the costs for transporting other students. … “This is a tight year because of charter school increases, special ed increases,” Gallagher said. As expected, though, elementary school enrollment is decreasing, he said.