OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The St. Landry School Board will place two parish-wide property taxes will be up for 10-year renewals on the May 3 ballot.

The Advocate reports one proposition of 11.78 mills generates $7 million annually for employee salaries and benefits. The other proposition is 4.37 mills and it provides the district with $2.6 million a year for maintenance.

Superintendent Edward Brown told the board Thursday that passage of both millage propositions are essential to maintaining the operation of the school district. Brown urged the board members and school employees to "push this tax."