Coalition Asks School Board To Support Library Tax
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The St. Landry Parish School Board has agreed to consider a request from a group seeking support for a proposed parish-wide library system funded by a property tax.
Bruce Gaudin, representing the St. Landry Parish Library Coalition, told the board Thursday the coalition is trying to generate enough support to place a proposition on the Nov. 4 ballot asking voters to approve a 5.5-mill annual property tax that would fund the proposed library system.
The Advocate reports the board directed its executive committee to discuss the matter at a March 24 meeting and possibly make recommendations at the regular meeting in April.
Meanwhile, the St. Landry Parish Council next week is expected to decide whether to adopt an ordinance creating a parish-wide library system.