SCRANTON, Pa. -- Property taxes in Scranton will be going up.
The tax hike comes after the Scranton School Board voted Wednesday night to approve its 2019 budget.
The $166 million spending plan calls for a 3.6 percent hike in property taxes. That works out to about $46 a year for the average homeowner.
Even with the hike, the budget still has a deficit of about $3.6 million.
To make up the shortfall in the budget, the district says it plans to borrow money.
The budget does not call for any layoffs.
This all comes on the heels of a scathing report from the state into how the district handled its finances in the past.