PLEASE VOTE DECEMBER 10 EARLY VOTING IS NOVEMBER 26–DECEMBER 3
The Jefferson Parish Public School System will have a 4-mill property tax renewal on the December 10th, 2016 ballot. This is a renewal only and will not increase the current tax rate. All funds are dedicated and must be used for Technology, Maintenance, and Capital Improvements.
FACTS ABOUT THIS RENEWAL:
• The millage represents approximately 3% of General Fund revenues for the 2016-2017 school year
• 4 mills will generate approximately $14.6 million per year for schools
» 1-mill to technology
» 2-mills to capital projects
» 1-mill to maintenance & improvements of existing facilities
This covers only a portion of the budget for these three categories and must be supplemented with funds from additional sources. More than 1⁄2 of the budgets for the technology department and facility maintenance comes from other revenue streams or grants.
Whether for career training, college prep, or compliance with state testing requirements, access to technology in the classroom is an imperative. These funds are used to pay for technology purposes within the schools, including technical support for teachers, maintenance for laptop computers, telecommunications, interactive white boards, and other equipment. (This millage does not support central office technology needs)
These funds allow for the continuation and expansion of technology to provide 21st century classrooms for all students.
The average school building in Jefferson Parish is 53 years old. Money for maintenance and improvement is critical to keep them safe and operational.
THIS 4-MILL RENEWAL WILL NOT INCREASE TAX RATES.
Homeowners with a $200,000 house will still pay only about $50 and owners of a $200,000 commercial property would continue to only pay about $112. This renewal is for 10 years and would extend the current millage through 2027.
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