Bensalem to see a smaller tax hike in the final school budget reports:

But when the board voted Tuesday night, the tax hike was reduced to 1 percent, meaning the average homeowner will pay about $40 more in taxes next year.

In a 16-minute meeting, the school board approved line items for the budget but never mentioned the tax change and did not make any comments to the public about the process.

Back in May, the average Township resident was looking at paying an extra $100 in school tax when the Bensalem school board approved a $173.3 million preliminary-final school budget that included a 2.5 percent tax bump, saying the increase was needed to offset a 2.53 percent budget increase over the 2022-2023 plan.

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