Pointe Coupee Parish School Board approves proposed tax to help overcome budget deficit; voters will decide in May

Pointe Coupee Parish School Board approves tax to address budget deficit; voters will decide in May

POINTE COUPEE PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Wednesday night (Feb. 12), the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board approved a tax that will go before voters in May.

The tax of 9.5 mills over ten years, if passed, would go towards teachers potentially receiving a raise. It’s expected the tax would collect about $4.5 million in a year. The rest of the money would go towards transportation, maintenance, technology, and infrastructure.

The proposed tax is designed to fix the school system’s roughly $1.5 million budget deficit, says Superintendent Kim Canezaro.

The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board approved the proposed tax Wednesday, Feb. 12.
The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board approved the proposed tax Wednesday, Feb. 12. (Source: WAFB)
The tax of 9.5 mills would help to overcome the school system's large budget deficit.
The tax of 9.5 mills would help to overcome the school system's large budget deficit. (Source: WAFB)

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