The Panther Valley school board embarked on the journey toward its 2012-13 budget Thursday with the approval of a $24.7 million proposed preliminary spending plan that calls for a 2 mill property tax increase.
Now, officials will begin the work of paring down the tax hike. On Jan. 24, the board expects to adopt a preliminary budget. the budget will be available to the public for 20 days before that date.
The board voted 8-1, with roy Angst opposing, to approve the projected spending plan.