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NANTICOKE — The Greater Nanticoke Area School Board on Thursday night adopted a final budget for the 2013-2014 school year of $24.9 million with a property tax millage rate of 10.177.

A mill is a $1 tax on each $1,000 of assessed valuation.

The board also authorized that any person whose yearly income from all sources is less than $4,000 shall be exempt from Act 511 LST (local services tax). Any person whose yearly income from all sources is less than $2,500 shall be exempt from the Section 679 per capita tax.

In another matter, Superintendent Anthony Perrone said the new school dress code is being worked on. Perrone said “some of the changes are more liberal and some are not.”

A parent in attendance asked why the school district is behind in SAT score averages. GNA’s average is 964, while state wide average is 992.

Perrone said that “changes have been made.” He also pointed out that GNA had the highest jump in scores of any school in Luzerne County — up by 18 percent.

The board has approved the hiring of John Beggs as head boys basketball coach for the 2013-2014 school year. The board has also given approval for the Frank Novakowski Driving School to serve as its third party testing group.

The board also accepted the resignation of Dean Meyers, football assistant III coach, for the 2013 season.

The next meeting will on Aug. 15 at 7 p.m.

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