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District hopes to sell voters on tax renewal for school building spree

1 year 3 days 23 hours ago December 01, 2015 Dec 1, 2015 Tuesday, December 01 2015 December 01, 2015 9:05 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

DONALDSONVILLE - Voters in Ascension Parish will be asked to extend a tax to fund a huge school building spree.

The tax would generate about $120 million. Officials hope to sell it by explaining it is not a new tax, but a continuation of one that is already on the books - effectively, a tax renewal.

"For the average homeowner, there would be no change," Jackie Tisdell the school system spokesperson said in an interview with WBRZ News 2 Tuesday. "This is an extension of a {tax} that has been in existence in Ascension Parish for many years."

District executives would build three elementary schools and a middle school if taxpayers approve the measure.

First, though, it must be approved by the bond commission.

The renewal is expected to be on a ballot in April.

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