Take Our Poll: Making Cuts at Easton's Schools
How should the Easton Area School Board handle this year's budget?
At its committee meeting tonight, the Easton Area School Board will take another look at its 2012-2013 budget.
It puts the district between a rock and a hard place. Easton Area Chief Operating Officer Michael Simonetta has presented the board with three different plans: one with a 2.2 percent tax increase, one with a 1.7 percent tax increase, and one with no tax increase.
If the district chose not to increase taxes, more than 100 district jobs would be cut. But even with the larger tax increase, job and program cuts would still be part of the budget plan.
"We're either going to kill the taxpayer or kill the students," board member Frank Pintabone said last week.
Tonight's meeting -- which will also include a presentation from city officials on the KOZ/LERTA plan -- begins at 6 p.m.
Before that happens, let us know what you think in the comments section. Which path should the district take?