School Tax Vote Set for next March

An election to re-impose two expiring school property taxes has been set for Saturday, March 26, 2022, after the Lincoln Parish School Board voted unanimously at last night’s meeting for a resolution to that effect.

One 10 mil tax is for the entire parish, and is projected to collect about $4.8 million/year from property owners. The other 2.53 mil tax is for the Ruston School District only, and is estimated to collect about $800 thousand yearly.

The monies collected go toward operating and maintenance budgets of the district.

Business Manager Juanita Duke said, “The Ruston School District No 1 is mainly for utilities, and the parishwide millage helps to support operations for the school system, pay for health insurance costs, additional utilities, instructional materials and supplies, and purchase of school buses.”

See here the resolution and related documents.

Bond attorney Grant Schlueter from the NOLA law firm Foley & Judell was on hand to brief the board.

Duke also reported on sales tax collections for the month, and presented the board with the monthly financial report.

District Superintendent Ricky Durrett said that the cases of covid-19 continue to decline among the student population.

“Last week were at about we were about 23 kids out, right now we’re at 19, 14 exposures, and 5 positives. We’ve got about 5 kids coming back to school in the next two days. So that number is going down and is still continuing to go down, and going in a good direction for us,” he said.

13 Responses to “School Tax Vote Set for next March”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    More taxes!!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    School taxes have always passed in Lincoln but if this one does it will be by the slimmest of margins. Even if it is a renewal.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    time to defund all of government entities. Property taxes way too high and unfair assessments for certain people and certain businesses. Time to put an end to overfunding the can’t get enough tax money government entities and NGO”s
    . Vote no to any new and renewals taxes.

    • Heisenberg Says:

      So defund the only public library comrade? Smart move. Why would Lincoln parish do something like that to hurt the folks that need that library

  4. DeweyDidIt Says:

    Dubach-area residents will not vote for school taxes without asdurance from tge LP School Board that Dubach School will remain open.

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