SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The Scranton School Board has approved the budget for 2024, which includes a tax hike.

At a meeting held Monday night, the budget, which included a tax increase of 1.25 percent, passed by a vote of 5-4.

The budget includes a budgetary reserve of $6.8 million, which would provide for potential sudden changes in cost.

The board would later note that, while the current proposed budget has been approved, it can still be modified, including a change or elimination of the tax increase up until the last board meeting of the year.

The full budget presentation can be viewed below.

To watch the meeting in its entirety, you can visit the school board’s YouTube page.