Lawmakers secure financial relief to avoid tax increases for North Rockland families
North Rockland families won’t have to worry about their property taxes increasing for the 2021-2022 school year thanks to funding secured by state Sen. James Skoufis and Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski.
The decision comes after the two legislators secured financial relief. On top of freezing property taxes, the district will receive an additional $10.2 million in school aid. The district will also be given $1 million in relief to assist in paying off a tax settlement with Mirant Energy Company.
“They were met with a $224 million tax challenge and took out a 30-year bond, paid 30 initially and had to take out a bond for $190 million,” says Zebrowski. “No other district in New York state has ever seen anything like this.”
Lawmakers tell News 12 that additional aid will be used to increase school programming and help children return to in-person learning full time.