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Commonwealth Court hears LMSD appeal

On December 15, 2016, Lower Merion School District presented its appeal to the Commonwealth Court of the injunction from the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County on August 29, 2016, arising from a complaint regarding past and current real estate tax increases. A decision regarding the appeal is expected within the next several months.

As part of the injunction, the Court enjoined the District from enforcing or collecting a real estate tax increase for fiscal year 2016-17 of more than 2.4% than was in effect for the prior fiscal year. The District previously adopted a budget for the 2016-17 year which included a real estate tax increase of 4.44%.
The District formally filed its appeal of the Court's decision on August 31.