LPSB chooses .5 cent sales tax for April ballot

The 10-year tax would generate $194 million to replace temp classrooms on parish public school campuses.

School system officials hope to replace scores of temporary classrooms on parish public school campuses.

The Lafayette Parish School Board was unanimous in opting to put before voters in April a 10-year, half-cent sales tax to replace temporary classrooms and make other improvements at the parish’s public schools, according to a report today in The Advertiser. If approved the tax would generate about $194 million, according to the daily, and would also cover new schools for Prairie and Carencro Heights elementaries as well as fund improvements at many other schools.

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