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Voters will decide March 30 on new elementary in Jennings

Posted at 5:00 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 18:35:04-04

Voters in Jefferson Davis Parish will decide on March 30 whether to build a new elementary school in Jennings.

The parish chamber of commerce teamed up with the school system for a forum discussing their plans, a timeline and funding.

School administrators say there’s no need for a millage or sales tax increase, but an extension.

“That’s a hard deal to beat,” said Kirk Credeur, Superintendent, Jefferson Davis Parish.  “A lot of communities would love to have it where taxes weren’t going up and they still got a new school. So we’re very happy to present that. The voters will tell us whether or not they support that on March 30.”