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Tax to improve schools up for renewal

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Posted at 7:36 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 23:03:32-04

Lafayette Parish residents will vote on whether to renew a property tax for school construction and maintenance projects.

The tax is set to expire next year.

Factoring in homestead exemption,

A spokesperson for LPSS reminds voters that the tax is not new; voters will decide whether or not to renew the existing millage.

"This millage generates $11.75 million annually for the school system," she explained. "And if this millage should fail it just means that the school system would have a shortfall of $11.75 million."

In full, the tax renewal on the ballot will read:

"Shall Consolidated School District No. 1 of the Parish of Lafayette, State of Louisiana (the "District"), continue to levy a five (5) mills tax on all property subject to taxation in said District (an estimated $11,750,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2022 and ending with the year 2031, for the purpose of improving, operating and maintaining the public school buildings for said District?"

More information on the millage, including how much it generates and how much it's for, can be found below or on the LPSS website here.

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