District News & Information
Lafayette Parish School System Board Members Cancel Vote on Tax Propositions
At the Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 23rd, Lafayette Parish School Board Members unanimously decided to cancel the April 9th vote on the two proposed tax initiatives for the school system. This decision was the result of Board Members listening closely to and carefully considering the concerns that members of the community have voiced over the proposal. The Board acknowledges that low oil prices have caused instability in the local economy and a decline in sales tax revenues, and they further acknowledge that this problem is compounded by the Governor’s plans to meet the state’s considerable budget shortfall by raising additional revenue or cutting services.