The Jim Thorpe Area School Board tentatively approved the 2013-2014 proposed budget at 45.52 mills, with a 1 mill increase.
The vote passed 5 to 3, with one member absent. Board members Dr. Clement McGinley, Robert Schaninger, Randall Smith, William Allison, and John Partenio voted yes on the budget.Opposed were Pearl Downs-Sheckler, John Ciavarella, and Gerald Strubinger. Dennis McGinley was absent.
Partenio stated, "The average assessed value in our school district is about $50,000 and a one mill increase would be $50 that would increase on your taxes."