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East Baton Rouge School Board rolls forward tax

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Posted: Aug 17, 2012 7:55 AM
Updated: Aug 17, 2012 7:55 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: east baton rouge, school, board, millage, property tax, wbrz, louisiana

BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board voted 8-3 to "roll forward" a property tax millage for the 2012 tax year, a move that could raise as much as $3.7 million more for the system's budget.

Superintendent Bernard Taylor Jr. said the extra money is needed for a school system that welcomed 43,000 students back to class last week but had to pass a budget that cut $28 million and 100 positions from the school system.

Although the school system has been able to keep the cuts from being felt in the classroom for the most part, Taylor said that won't last forever.

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