School tax renewals get voter approval
St. Charles Parish voters supported the 10-year renewal of two property taxes for public schools, according to Saturday’s unofficial but complete election results.
Proposition 1 – 43.18 mills tax – was approved with 69.12 percent approval or 1,909 votes.
Proposition 2 – 4.92 mills tax – also was approved with 68.42 percent approval or 1,883 votes.Superintendent Felecia Gomez-Walker called the approval a vote of confidence.
“I would like to thank all employees, parents and the citizens of St. Charles Parish for approving the renewal of the general fund millage and the construction fund millage. This represents a vote of confidence in our public schools. The continued funding will allow the school system to maintain high quality, excellent educational opportunities for all students.”
Registrar of Voters Brian Champagne said the election drew 7.9 percent voter turnout.
The two tax renewals along with the state Senate District 2 seat were on the parish ballot. Two Senate candidates are in a runoff for only Killona voters in Precinct 1 -1, Champagne said. Voters will choose between Jerry Jones and Warren Harang III, both Democrats.
May 6 is the last day to register to vote online at geauxvote.com.