Caddo Schools Urges Voters to Approve 3 Property Tax Renewals in April 30 Election

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Caddo Parish School Board is asking voters to renew existing mileages in the upcoming April 30 municipal general election to support school district operations.

Caddo Schools Superintendent Dr. Lamar Goree is asking the public to support the renewals which he stresses will not increase tax bills and this approval will help keep the school system fully operational for another ten years .

Goree says the mileage would continue to support district operations, including property maintenance, teacher and support staff salaries, buses and other costs related to running the district.

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“When you think of an organization that loses almost half of its employees, it’s traumatic. So I think anything that prevents it from happening or not happening would certainly be catastrophic for our community, considering that the people who work here, a lot of people work here, we are the second largest employer in the parish so, you I’m talking about unemployment rates that would be unbelievable,” Goree said.

Early voting begins April 16 and ends April 23. On polling day, polling stations are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

You can view the proposed mileage here.

The Bossier Parish School District is also asking voters to renew three tax miles in the April 30 ballot to continue funding teacher and employee salaries, as well as maintenance and operations in the growing school system.

“We are fortunate to be one of the best performing public school systems in the state, the second fastest growing public school in the state, and we are located in one of the parishes at the fastest growing in the state,” Bossier Parish Schools Superintendent Mitch Downey said in November, after the school board voted unanimously, that he intended to put the proposals on the ballot in April.

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