The Jim Thorpe School Board held the final vote, passing the 2011-2012 budget. The budget had previously been passed but needed to have a final vote before being submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) by the June 30th due date.
The budget will see a 2 mill increase (value of 1 mill is $649,682).
The vote to pass the final budget was 5-2, with two members absent. Board Members Gerald Strubinger and Ellen Kattner voted against the increase.