Public Hearing Set For Northumberland Budget

Northumberland County is gearing up for a public hearing on its proposed $22.1 million school budget. The budget, which reflects a modest 0.8% increase over the current one, includes a significant boost in local funding. Director of Finance Tara Booth attributes much of this increase to changes in the composite index, a state-calculated measure of locality wealth. Despite uncertainties about final state budget figures, the county anticipates increases in various revenue streams. The hearing is scheduled for May 8th, offering residents an opportunity to weigh in on it.