- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Two new tax proposals to generate money for Lafayette Parish schools will be on the April 9 ballot.

The Advertiser report (https://bit.ly/1PzqCny) the school board voted unanimously Wednesday to place two measures on the ballot. It will be the first time a new tax proposal has appeared on a ballot since 2011, when voters overwhelmingly rejected a nearly $1 billion proposal.

The two propositions include a tax that would generate $380 million, through bond sales, over 30 years. That money would pay for several major school replacements and renovations.

The second proposition would generate a total of $9.3 million. Of that, $5.2 million would be used for school maintenance. The remaining $4.1 million would be used for school safety and security, technology in schools and several other proposals.



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