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School Board OKs tax election

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“The district gets rewarded based on the effort they put forth locally,” Murphy said. “If these (tax renewals) do not pass, we will be penalized.”

He said the two parish-wide renewal taxes are for 4.94 mills, and each generates more than $1 million annually to pay for minor school repairs and maintenance, fuel for buses and school employee salaries and benefits.

One mill equals $1 for every $1,000 of taxable property value.
The 10-year tax up for renewal in Dubach is for 3.25 mills and generates about $95,000 annually.

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