Lincoln Schools Capital Outlay Reviewed

Lincoln School District Superintendent Mike Milstead said at last night’s meeting of the Lincoln Parish School Board’s (LPSB) Building & Grounds Committee that planned Ruston High School (RHS) special education facility improvements will receive increased priority shortly. About $ 1/2 million in improvements is budgeted, according to the district’s capital outlay plan.

Said Milstead, “That something that’s an issue that for me would be a top priority.” He added that the plan will be updated and presented to the board later this summer.

See here the Capital Outlay Plan.

The items in green are those funded from a $20 million bond issue approved by voters in 2013, while those highlighted in yellow are projects funded from general fund recurring revenues.

The committee also approve a $1.6 million project at RHS that will add classrooms for the New Tech program, add soccer facilities, replace the auditorium roof, and replace the girl’s gym floor.

See here the documents.

During the meeting of the full board, Business Manager George Murphy said that over the past several months, sales tax revenues had plateaued, but total fiscal year collections were considerably higher than the previous year.

See here the report.

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