May 3, 2014 11:30 PM by Ian Auzenne
St. Landry Parish voters have renewed two taxes that are vital to the operation of the parish's school system.
The first tax, a 10-year, 11.78-mill property tax to fund teacher salaries, passed by a 78%-22% margin (2,668-755). This tax is expected to raise more than $7 million per year between its effective date of 2016 and 2025.
The second tax, a 10-year, 4.37-mill property tax, passed by a 77%-23% margin (2,627-772). The tax, which will fund the operation, improvement, and maintenance of the parish's public schools, will raise more than $2.6 million annually between 2015 and 2024.
Voter turnout in this election was 5.7%.
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