MCCANDLESS (KDKA) — More than 150 people packed a North Allegheny School Board meeting.

The board outlined possible scenarios as they face a nearly $8 million projected budget deficit.

The legal max for raising taxes is .84 mills which would bump North Allegheny’s rate to 20.58 mills – about $168 increase a year on a $200,000 home.

Other options on the table include a hiring freeze, cuts in athletics, technology and arts programs.

“These are not recommendations,” North Allegheny Supt. Patricia Green said. “They are options for review. These are some of them. These are not all of them, but we have to do our due diligence as administrators.”

Officials say a tax hike would help to shorten the budget gap, but it wouldn’t solve all of their problems.

A final vote comes in June.

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