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Lafayette Teachers May Get Extra $2,200 Payday

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Healthy sales tax collections over the past year could mean teachers and other eligible Lafayette Parish school system employees receive an extra paycheck of about $2,200 next month.

School District officials say collections from the 2002 half-cent sales tax dedicated to teacher pay and support totaled about $26 million last fiscal year.

After expenditures and financial commitments for the current fiscal year, Billy Guidry, district chief financial officer, tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/15GxhnO) the fund shows $7 million in reserves will be available for distribution to about 2,400 employees.

A Blue Ribbon Committee of school system employees and community members met Thursday and agreed to recommend that the school board approve the distribution of the funds.

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