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Kiryas Joel considers hike in school taxes to accommodate busing children to private yeshiva

The tax increase could see families paying an

The tax increase could see families paying an additional $220 a year. (Credit: News 12 Hudson Valley)

Families in Kiryas Joel are looking at a tax increase of more than 12 percent if next year's school budget is approved.

District Superintendent Joel Petlin says the increase is because more money is needed to bus around 800 students to the private yeshiva Sheri Torah in Monroe. Families could end up paying an additional $220 a year.

Petlin says private busing was initially included in...

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