PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) — The West Baton Rouge Parish School Board has decided to roll forward the district's millage rate for the 2012 tax year.

School Superintendent David Corona tells The Advocate the decision would generate about $500,000 in additional revenue.

Board President Jason Manola said Wednesday the revenue boost will help offset spending increases related to employee pay incentives and benefits coverage outlined in the board's recently approved 2012-13 fiscal year budget.

Governing bodies across the parish were granted the option of adjusting their millage rates without voter approval due to the parish-wide property reassessment conducted by the parish Assessor's Office.

Assessors must reassess property values in their parishes every four years.