• Sample Letter Opposing House Bill 1213

    Dear Representative,

    As a resident of the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District, I am writing to ask you to oppose PA House Bill (HB) 1213 due to the negative impact that it will have on Pennsylvania school districts.

    HB1213 is harmful to Pennsylvania schools for a number of reasons:

    • HB1213 restricts a school district’s ability to initiate property tax assessment appeals.

    • If commercial or residential properties are permitted to pay taxes below the market assessment, remaining taxpayers will pay higher taxes to maintain school programs.

    • The bill maintains the property owner’s ability to appeal their assessment, setting up an unfair system.  To date, TESD has lost property tax revenue in excess of $5 million dollars through taxpayer-initiated appeals.

    The key to a bright future for our children is a quality education. We ask that you help keep Pennsylvania school districts strong by opposing House Bill 1213. Thank you for your continued service and support of Pennsylvania school districts.