Lafayette Property Tax Millage Renewal Passes
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — LafayetteParish voters approved a 10-year renewal of a 16.7 -mill property tax that accounts for 11 percent of the parish school system's annual operating budget.
The renewal, which will extend the tax beginning in 2015, received 66 percent of the vote. Thirty-four percent of voters opposed the renewal. That's according to complete but unofficial results.
School Superintendent Pat Cooper said the money will be used for expenses such as salaries for teachers and other instructional personnel, as well as improving technology in schools. Because the tax was a renewal, Cooper said, the dollars are already in the district's budget.
The millage contributes about $27.5 million to the school system's general fund each year.