Pursuant to Act 1, the Pa Department of Education publishes an index % applicable to each school district. The school district real estate tax increase for the next fiscal year is limited to the index % unless the proposed tax rate is approved by voters pursuant to a referendum or the school district qualifies for an Act 1 exception. As a result of special circumstances covered by an Act 1 referendum exception, a tax rate % increase above the index may be required to balance the school district budget for the next fiscal year. This tax increase may be required to provide a quality education program as reflected in the school district budget.
The Sayre Area School District intends to seek approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education as required by in Act 1 for an exception allowing an increase of the real estate tax as may be reflected in the final budget. The district’s preliminary budget is available for public inspection at the school district business office, 333 West Lockhart Street Sayre PA 18840. On written request by any Sayre Area School District resident or taxpayer, the district will provide a copy of the referendum exception application.