School Board OKs tax election
“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.