District conducts budget hearing

JOHNSTOWN – The Greater Johnstown School District conducted a budget hearing Tuesday on the district’s proposed $30.3 million budget.

Superintendent Robert DeLilli outlined the spending plan, which increases appropriations by 1.5 percent and contains a tax-levy increase of 2.47 percent, which is below the state-imposed tax cap. The tax levy would increase from $7.56 million to $7.75 million for the next school year. DeLilli said the Board of Education in recent years has kept taxes down.

“The boards have done a good job creating budgets,” he stated.

DeLilli said the proposed budget enhances district art, music and athletic programs, enhances teacher supplies and maintains all current programs.

The district’s budget, adopted April 10 by the board, is subject to public vote from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Johnstown High School and the Ephratah Volunteer Fire Department.