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