|Allentown School District|
|Bangor Area School District||2.20%|
|Bethlehem Area School District||4.80%|
|Catasauqua School District||0.00%|
|Easton Area School District||2.20%|
|East Penn School District||1.30%|
|Nazareth Area School District||
|Northampton Area School District||1.97%|
|Northern Lehigh School District||1.50%|
|Northwestern Lehigh School District||0.00%|
|Parkland School District||3.67%|
|Pen Argyl School District||1.67%|
|Salisbury Township School District||4.06%|
|Saucon Valley School District||0.00%|
|Southern Lehigh School District||1.00%|
|Whitehall - Coplay School District||1.64%|
|Wilson School District||1.50%|
And here's a graph that lays it out:
A few notes about this:
- First, and this should come as no surprise, the two highest hikes were in predominantly urban districts: Allentown and Bethlehem Area.
- Only three districts managed to hold off any property tax hike: Catasauqua, Northwestern Lehigh and Saucon Valley.
- The average tax hike was 2.01%.
- Traditionally suburban school districts were hit hard here as well, with Parkland and Salisbury having the highest non-urban rates.
Also, please note that tax hikes don't tell the whole story; many of these districts dipped into their fund balances in order to balance their budgets, and multiple districts laid off positions or cut programs as well. This was a bad year for just about everyone.