Schools millage endorsement
Our View - Mar 29, 2007
St. Charles Parish schools are among the best in the state. And if the good are to keep getting better, they need a steady source of income.
In a millage renewal vote set for Saturday, March 31, citizens can provide that income by voting yes to two taxes.
This money is a full third of the school system's general fund and accounts for half of all local revenue. The tax supports operations and maintenance and includes employee salaries and benefits.
Proposition No. 2 provides for the renewal of a 4.9-mill tax for 10 years, again, until 2017. This is not a new tax - this is a renewal - and it generates $3.8 million a year.
St. Charles Parish schools are a crown jewel in our community, and are doing their part to make our future, and that of our children, brighter. We all can do our part.
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