Sep 11, 2013 8:57 AM by AP
Iberia Parish voters will decide in an Oct. 19 election whether to renew a 21.9 millage rate to fund $50 million in major technology and renovations for parish public schools for the next four years.
Iberia Parish school Superintendent Dale Henderson says the $50 million bond issue will cover projects at every school, with $5 million of the funds dedicated to technology upgrades to ensure the district is ready for state required online assessments.
Henderson says the online assessments, called Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, are to take effect by spring 2015.
He says the bond issue also will enable the district to address growth in the part of the parish north of Bayou Teche with the construction of an elementary school.