Lancaster Editorial

Editorial in Lancaster:

As School District of Lancaster Superintendent Damaris Rau pointed out at a virtual news conference last Friday, poor school districts often have the highest property tax rates. 

That’s because they’re forced by state underfunding to raise taxes on resident property owners. And because city school districts tend to have within their boundaries more tax-exempt properties — places of worship and government buildings, for instance — than suburban and rural districts, the burden falls on a relatively small pool of property owners.