Louisiana district puts renovation proposal on ballot

Sept. 10, 2008
St. Helena Parish seeks $8 million bond

The St. Helena Parish (La.) district will ask voters in November to approve a $8 million bond proposal. The money would be used to renovate existing schools. The board had considered seeking a $16 million bond that would be used to build a new middle/high school complex, but members decided to reduce the bond proposal and seek a tax hike that would enable it to pay more competitive salaries to employees. The bond and the levy proposals will be on the Nov. 4 ballot; voters will have to approve both, or neither will pass.

To read The Baton Rouge Advocate article, click here.

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