LPSS to discuss tax proposals at special meeting

The state’s budget crisis has some rethinking their own budgets, and that includes the Lafayette Parish School Board.

On the agenda Tuesday night, the school board will decide whether to move forward in April with new tax proposals for the district.

A town hall meeting was held last week at Edger Martin Middle School to answer questions and concerns surrounding the tax proposals.

The tax will help cover a $380 million bond that will fund the rebuilding of schools, maintenance for those schools, as well as new technology programs for students.

“It’s not just about facilities. It’s about having money for programs so that we can expand our graduation rate, we can improve student achievement, we can bring in programs and services and add-ons to the curriculum that just make Lafayette special and make us an ‘A’ school district,” said LPSS Superintendent, Don Aguillard.

The board will have a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday to determine its next steps. The board will have to agree to have the election as scheduled, or rescind the call for an election, with the idea of pursuing it at a later date.

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