Lafayette

Feb 9, 2011 8:09 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP

Lafayette school tax on April ballot

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Parish voters will decide on
April 30 whether to renew a 10-year, 5-mill property tax for
schools after the school board voted to place the renewal on the
ballot.
Billy Guidry, chief financial officer for the district, tells
The Advocate that the property tax generates nearly $8 million that
is directed to the general fund for special maintenance,
improvements and operations.
Guidry says the election could cost as much as $50,000 to
$60,000.
Parent Ella Arsement questioned the election expense Tuesday
night and asked the board to wait for fall elections when the
millage renewal has a greater chance of a shared ballot.
Guidry said timing is an issue. The current 10-year millage
expires at the end of this year.

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