School tax renewals approved

Published 8:28 am Monday, December 13, 2021

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Voters in the Bogalusa School District approved two renewals of property tax assessments in Saturday’s election — both nearly by identical margins.

The first renewal of 12 mills was approved with 68 percent in favor. The total number of votes was 597 for “yes” and 275 for “no,” according to unofficial results from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office.

Language on the ballot said that the 12 mills would be used “for paying salaries and benefits to all teachers and other personnel employed by the Bogalusa School Board.”

The second renewal of 5.02 mills was also approved with 68 percent in favor. The total was 593 votes for “yes” and 276 votes for “no.”

The 5.02 mills will be used “for the purpose of construction, maintenance, operation and improvement of the public elementary and secondary schools of the District.”

Both tax proposals were renewed for another 10 years, through the calendar year of 2032.

Unofficial turnout was 8.8 percent.