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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 http://www.montgomerynews.com/soudertonindependent/news/souderton-area-school-district-set-to-propose-tax-hike/article_265627c4-7157-51fe-b805-4e51839c4457.html 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.