School Tax Hike Vote to be Sat, Aug 15

If tomorrow night the Lincoln Parish School Board approves, a new parishwide 1/2 cent sales tax hike will be on the ballot for Saturday, August 15.

Originally, the date for the vote had been set for May of this year, but as a result of the Covid-19 hysteria, the Louisiana Secretary of State and Gov Bel Edwards rescheduled the vote to August. The board vote would acknowledge the new election date.

Here’s the pertinent language:

Just a reminder,the election was officially called on October 1, 2019, for the purpose of levying a new 1/2 cent parishwide sales and use tax to provide for additional salaries and benefits for permanent/salaried employees, the placement of a school resource officer at every school, building security upgrades, and financial support for increasing employer health plan costs. Any residual revenues could be used to support other needs such as technology, instructional programs, facility maintenance, and property insurance premiums. Again, this would be a permanent parishwide sales and use tax.

See here the resolution.

Tomorrow (Tuesday, July 7) night’s meeting is set for 6:00 PM, Lincoln Parish STEM Center, 525 Tarbutton Road, adjacent to Ruston Junior High School.

Here is the agenda.

5 Responses to “School Tax Hike Vote to be Sat, Aug 15”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Vote NO to any tax increase

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I thought the sheriff’s department had already committed to placing SROs in all schools.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Don’t believe anything a politician says be it sheriff dept or others

  4. Anonymous Says:

    A million dollars is spent just on summer school. Now they want to raise sales taxes to over 10 percent. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! SPEND TAXPAYER MONEY WISELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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