North Rockland District Still Deciding School Tax Numbers

The North Rockland School District has yet to decide on how much to have residents pay in taxes to support the $206,000,000 budget. According to Howard Phillips, Supervisor of the Town of Haverstraw, people in the town are getting anxious waiting for a decision to be released, because the deadline of September 1st is fast approaching and schools open in two weeks. As of now the budget requires a 3.62% tax- levy increase. Taxes in the North Rockland area are already high, and the new school year will put the levy on the town of Haverstraw, causing their taxes to increase by $282, while Stony Point residents will be paying $160 more. According to Stony Point Town Assessor William Beckmann the towns are waiting to hear of the decision from Assistant Superintendent for North Rockland, James Johnston. The final decision will be voted on by the district’s Board of Education, at a meeting at 5:30 PM on Tuesday in the boardroom at the administration building. When the decision is made residents should receive the bills in the mail by September 1st and have until September 30th to pay.

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