Teachers return to West Feliciana classrooms thanks to new tax

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Posted: Aug 10, 2012 5:18 PM by Olivia LaBorde
Updated: Aug 10, 2012 5:18 PM
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Topics: West Feliciana Parish, students, tax, teachers, property, school

ST FRANCISVILLE - In West Feliciana Parish, students are returning, and thanks to a new tax many students are too.

A half-cent sales-tax went into effect months ago. And administrators say it's already saved dozens of teachers jobs, and helped lift a salary freeze.

Baines Elementary School Principle Abby Cochran says, "We were able to keep our staff instead of having to get rid of some. There's a direct relationship between our schools and the growth of our community."

The tax runs for ten years.

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