Bethlehem (Pa.) district doesn't want charter school to receive TIF dollars

Monday, June 24, 2013

Bethlehem Area School District officials are disappointed that a city charter school is relocating into a special tax district aimed at boosting the economic redevelopment on former Bethlehem Steel land, and officials don't want the money the Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority receives through a special tax deal going toward building the new school.

"You're using tax dollars the district is basically refunding to help build a building that will not be on the tax rolls," Superintendent Joseph Roy said of district officials' opposition. "It is a vacant lot now but at least it's on the tax roll."

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