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Wednesday, October 16, 2019



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School Board propositions on Saturday’s ballot

School Board propositions on Saturday’s ballot


Voters parishwide will decide on four millage renewals Saturday that will help pay for Lafourche Parish Consolidated School District.

Proposition 1 is a 10-year, 7.49 mill property tax renewal to be used for the school’s general maintenance. Yearly revenue estimate from this proposition is approximately $7.2 million, beginning with the year 2020 and would remain in effect for a period of ten years, until 2029.

Proposition 2 is a 10-year, 7.49 mill property tax renewal to be used for the payment of salaries of teachers and all other employees of the District. Yearly estimated revenue is approximately $7.2 million, beginning in 2020 and would remain in effect until 2029.

Proposition 3 is also a 10-year, 7.49 mill property tax renewal to be used for acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining and operating school buildings in the District (including paying the cost of operating and maintaining the air-conditioning facilities) and providing funds to cover the depreciation of this equipment. Yearly revenue estimate is approximately $7.2 million beginning in 2021 and would remain in effect until 2030.

Proposition 4 is a 10-year, 2 mill property tax renewal for providing additional support to public elementary and secondary schools in the District, in particular to pay the District’s unfunded obligations for the retired employees of the school system. Yearly revenue estimate is approximately $1.9 million. The tax will begin in 2022 and would remain in effect until 2031.

“We are very proud to be the 3rd highest ranked academic school district in the State of Louisiana and attribute this success to the outstanding staff members in all capacities of our district,” said School Superintendent Dr. Louis Voiron at a recent Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce event. “Together, we can all make a difference to improve the lives of children, and in turn, create a bright future for our parish as a whole.”

Some voters will also decide on a special tax of 5.24 mills for Fire Protection District No. 2, which covers 68 square miles of Lafourche, for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, maintaining and/or operating fire protection facilities, fire trucks and fire fighting equipment for the District. Yearly estimated revenue from the tax is approximately $367,000, beginning in 2021 and ending in 2030.

Lafourche is one of 25 parishes statewide with an election on May 4. Terrebonne Parish has no election on this day.

Poles open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

The next statewide election, the Gubernatorial Primary Election, is set for October 12.

To view your ballot, visit www.geauxvote.com.