There is an election this Saturday, May 3 between two candidates in a run-off election for a seat on the St. Landry Parish School Board.

Stephen Woods is the man currently holding the seat after Quincy Ricard was found guilty of trying to bribe one of the candidates for superintendent.

A retired educator Hazel Sias is facing Stephen Woods in the run-off election.  Stephen Woods is an accountant.

There are two tax renewals that voters will have to make a decision about this weekend.

The first one is a parishwide property renewal:

  • Parishwide Consolidated School District No. One Propositions Proposition No. 1  Shall parish-wide Consolidated School District No. One of the Parish of St. Landry, State of Louisiana (the "District''), be authorized to renew the levy of an eleven and seventy-eight one hundredths (11.78) mills tax on all the property subject to ad valorem property taxation in said School District (an estimated $7,093,872 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year) for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2016 and ending with the year 2025, said tax to be used to supplement other revenues for the payment of salaries for teachers and others employed by the St. Landry Parish School Board? (Tax Renewal)

The second one is also a parishwide property tax renewal:

  • Parishwide Consolidated School District No. One Propositions, Proposition No. 2, (Tax Renewal) Shall parish-wide Consolidated School District No. One of the Parish of St. Landry, State of Louisiana, be authorized to renew the levy of a four and thirty-seven one-hundredths (4.37) mills tax on all property subject to ad valorem property taxation in said School District (an estimated $2,631,597 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year) for a period of ten (10) years, commencing with the year 2015 and ending with the year 2024, said tax to be used to operate, improve and maintain the public schools in said School District?