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Lafayette board to appoint school tax committee

3 years 8 months 1 week ago January 22, 2013 Jan 22, 2013 Tuesday, January 22 2013 January 22, 2013 7:51 AM in News
Source: ap

LAFAYETTE- Lafayette Parish School Superintendent Pat Cooper is asking the school board to appoint a cross section of Lafayette residents to head a committee that will evaluate his recommendation for a $560 million tax proposal.

The Advertiser reports the 30 members of the Community Education Plan Committee - set for an initial vote Wednesday - will evaluate the district's needs and determine whether the tax proposal the best way to fund them.

Earlier this month, Cooper proposed putting a measure on the November ballot that would result in about $560 million to fund programs and facilities in the school district.

The money would come from a combination of property taxes and sales taxes over several years.

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