Lincoln Sales Tax Santa Turns Grinch

The Sales Tax Santa that visited Lincoln Parish governments last month is running out of toys to hand out, according to monthly sales tax figures reported at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Lincoln Parish School Board (LPSB).

School district sales tax collections for December, 2014 were up only 19% ($218 thousand) over the same month in 2013. That compares to the November, 2014 figures that showed an 80% increase ($888 thousand) over November 2013.

See here the tax report.

To be sure, the report is nowhere near a lump of coal, or bag of switches, as overall collections for the first six months of fiscal year 2014-2015 shows a 21% increase over the same period a year ago, or about $1.5 million more.

What this means is the tentatively promised extra bonus (15th check) might not be as plump as the other two bonus checks handed out to district employees.

In other business, the board re-elected Otha Anders (District 10) and Joe Mitcham (District 6) President and Vice-President, respectively.

Also, the board approved Superintendent Danny Bell’s request for a three month contract extension to early October.

2 Responses to “Lincoln Sales Tax Santa Turns Grinch”

  1. eyesonyou Says:

    Ain’t bad pay for how many days of showing up to work. Sales tax keep increasing maybe one day we get 24 checks a year.

  2. Teach234 Says:

    I’d like to see a lot of these people who whine about teachers do a teacher’s job for just one day!

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