Jersey Shore Area School Board will not ask for exceptions

The Jersey Shore Area School Board announced Monday night that it will not be applying for exceptions this year. This means that taxes will not be raised above the Act 1 index, which is the highest taxes can be raised without the state’s permission.

The board is looking at a $600,000 deficit for their tentative budget, which will be presented in April, said business manager Adrienne Craig.

Superintendent Dorothy Chappel also gave a detailed presentation on the success of the Career and Technical Education program, with the help of students taking part in the program.

“When I listen to these middle school and high school students,” she said, “I feel proud of this district.”

The board also reviewed the 2014-15 school year calendar. Due to construction the first day of classes will be on Sept. 2.

Rita Alton was hired by the board as the head girls soccer coach. Alton will be paid $2,726.10.