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St. Landry Parish School Board approves stipends for all employees

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Posted at 8:59 PM, May 06, 2021

OPELOUSAS, La. — The St. Landry School Board approved a stipend for all employees that is being proposed by the Louisiana Department of Education during its regular meeting on Thursday.

The stipend is pending approval from the legislature, and was discussed at the board's Finance Committee meeting last week. A stipend of $1,000 was approved for full-time employees, with part-time employees approved for a $500 stipend.

Board members also to move forward with a proposed bond proposition that would add 9.9 mills to property taxes to cover salaries for teachers and other employees. If approved by voters, it would increase teacher pay by $3,000 and support staff pay by $2,000. To see the presentation on that proposal, click here.

The board also decided to move forward with another discussion centered on another bond proposition that would add 1 mills to property taxes to cover operation, maintenance and improvements to athletic and recreational facilities own by the board. To see the presentation on that proposal, click here.

The tax proposals will be voted on in June.

The board moved to table a third proposition that would pay for acquiring and/or improving lands for building sites, playgrounds; purchasing, erecting and/or improving school buildings and other school related facilities within and for the district. This proposal will be discussed further moving forward, said superintendent Pat Jenkins.

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