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Jefferson Parish backs tax for teacher pay raises

Source: - May 6, 2019

With a new School Board, new superintendent and new goal to improve academic performance from a C grade to an A in five years, Jefferson Parish voters agreed Saturday (May 4) to raise property taxes for public education by $28.8 million. Approval with 72% of votes cast came 18 months after voters narrowly rejected a $27 million tax increase for the school system.

Voter endorsement of the levy amounts to an expression of confidence in Superintendent Cade Brumley, who was hired in March 2018, and the new School Board that was elected last fall. But Saturday’s proposal also was more nuanced than the one that the electorate defeated in 2017.


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