Taxpayers came out to the Millcreek Education Center, expecting to hear the preliminary budget for the 2014-2015 year, only to find out, it wasn't being discussed.
Turns out that the budget actually couldn't be talked about because of changes made to the revenue side of things. Superintendent Bill Hall said the budget is looked at on a daily basis, and since changes have been made, it needs to be on display for 20 days before it can be voted on.
As to specifics of the budget, and whether or not it's looking better than it did last year, Hall wouldn't comment, only saying the numbers keep changing.
One thing he did say, though, is at this point, he doesn't see any other option other than adopting the tax increase known as Act 1. This coming on top of a tax increase of one mill tax payers are already paying, that was approved by township supervisors in December.
"Do we want to [raise taxes], no," said Hall. "But we really need to look at it and look at the referendum option, too. There's only so many ways you can raise revenue in a district and we need to exhaust all of the options and see what's available."
Hall did say the preliminary budget will be discussed at the next Committee of the Whole meeting on February 10, 2014.