LPSB to Consider Ruston School District Capital Improvement/Property Tax Plan

A $20 million capital improvement plan for the Ruston School District – and the property taxes to foot the bill – will be considered at a special called meeting of the Lincoln Parish School Board (LPSB) tomorrow (7/25) at 11:30 AM, Central Office, 410 South Farmerville Street.

See here the agenda.

About half the money would be spent on Ruston High School (RHS), and Ruston Junior High School (RJHS). The remainder would be divided among the district’s five other schools: Cypress Springs Elementary, Glen View Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, I. A. Lewis Elementary, and Ruston Elementary.

See here the Capital Plan Memo.

Financing for the projects would come from re-imposition of a gradually expiring eleven mil property tax that now funds payoff of six maturing bond issues. The three new bond issues would be for twenty years, with the first issue in 2014, and one each for 2015 and 2016. A November election is proposed.

See here the Bond Election Memo.

3 Responses to “LPSB to Consider Ruston School District Capital Improvement/Property Tax Plan”

  1. Stand Up and Be Counted Says:

    Tax & spend, tax & spend. School rankings low but we spend the highest per student of any district around.

  2. Dee Says:

    It is entirely unfair that non property owners can vote a tax on property owners. We are taxed enough already.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    How much is the property tax for? I know in Nevada, it is an increase in .21/100, or 21cents…How much is it here?

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