Livingston Parish School System Asks Voters to Renew Funding for Operations

Livingston Parish School System Asks Voters to Renew Funding for Operations
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Livingston Parish School System Asks

Voters to Renew Funding for Operations

Oct. 14 Ballot Proposition is NOT a new tax

 

‚Äč     LIVINGSTON, LA – The Livingston Parish School Board is asking voters to renew a 10-year, 7.18 mill property tax that is dedicated to operational costs for every school in the parish.

    The proposition on the Oct. 14 election ballot is not a new tax, and it will not increase the amount of taxes currently being paid each year by parish property owners.

    The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce has endorsed the funding renewal.

    “This renewal proposition is for the continuation of a dedicated funding source that has been in effect in Livingston Parish since 1979,” Superintendent Rick Wentzel said. “The monies generated by this millage make up one of the district’s largest revenue sources and is critical to our day-to-day operations.”

    Wentzel noted that the 7.18 mills are projected to generate more than $3.5 million of the school system’s annual budget. 

    Theses dedicated monies pay for the salaries and worker benefits of essential staff and employees, including school secretaries, bus drivers, custodians and paraprofessionals.  These funds also pay for instructional supplies and equipment for classrooms, administrative supply needs, classroom furniture, day-to-day cleaning supplies and general maintenance needs.

    “The voters of Livingston Parish have long supported this millage, maintaining a stable funding source for our school operations, which in turn, have allowed us to maintain strong learning environments for our children,” Wentzel said.

    Wentzel noted that Livingston Parish Schools ranks No. 3 in the state for overall student academic performance.  The district has maintained a top-tier “A” rating and recently earned the No. 1 ranking in the state for increased student participation and passage on national AP exams.  Livingston Parish also maintains one of the state’s top high school graduation rates and best overall ACT scores.

    Election Day is Oct. 14.  Early voting is available at the Livingston Parish Registrar of Voter’s Office in Livingston, Sept. 30 to Oct. 7.

Notice of Discrimination

The Livingston Parish School Board does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, national origin, disability or gender in its educational programs and activities (including employment and application for employment), and it is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of gender by Title IX (20 USC 168) and on the basis of disability by Section 504 (42 USC 794). The Title IX Coordinator is Stephen Parrill

Livingston Parish Public Schools is committed to ensuring that all websites and web applications, both public-facing and for internal use, conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (W.C.A.G.) 2.0 Level AA. Any issues should be reported toLPWebAccessibility@lpsb.org. (stephen.parrill@lpsb.org), Assistant Superintendent, P.O. Box 1130, Livingston, LA 70754; Phone (225) 686-7044. The Special Education Director is Dr. Eric Penalber (eric.penalber@lpsb.org); the LPPS 504 Coordinator is Monica Sullivan (monica.sullivan33@lpsb.org), P.O. Box 1130 Livingston, LA 70754; Phone (225)686-4248.

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