A 20-year-member of the North Penn School Board is running for reelection. Republican Frank O’Donnell is running for his 6th term.
O’Donnell says the district’s main obstacle is the pension payment the district is required to send to the state next year.
“40 million dollars. This is the number that scares me. It has taken away money from education. It has taken away money for contracts, for renovations for kindergarten, and for expanding language programs at the high school. The pension has cost us dearly and we just can’t afford it anymore.”
O’Donnell estimates, at the high end, residents will see a tax increase of about 80 dollars next year. He was a guest on WNPV’s AM Edition Monday.