The Pearl River School District Board of Education approved the 2 from 2011-12, which was lower than expected, at Tuesday's meeting.
The tax rate increase was not as high as projected in the budget the voters passed in May.
"It was increased assessments and the base proportion shifted. Not as much as I was hoping for, but it did shift a bit," Pearl River Director of Operations Quinton Van Wynen said.
At the same meeting, the district adopted a concussion management policy, waiving the second reading in order to allow for preseason testing that is part of the new protocols.
Those were just two of the stories we brought you this week on Pearl River Patch.
- Pearl River's fall sports teams held their first practices of 2012 this week. That included Brianna Kenna's first practice as Head Coach of the Pirates' volleyball team Aug. 20. Kenna, a former all-state player at Pearl River, was the junior varsity coach last season. Check back later this week for more season previews of Pearl River sports.
- Chuck Maize and Mike Beckerle of Pearl River joined many local athletes competing in the 23rd Annual West Point Sprint Marathon. Brothers also ran in the event to raise money for Osteosarcoma at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
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- Christina Linder of the Pearl River Public Library took a look at young adult books being made into movies in her latest blog entry.