Concordia Parish voters overwhelmingly approved the renewal of a 25 mill school tax during Saturday’s election by a vote of 707 to 188.
Only 6.9 percent of parish voters turned out.
The 25 mill tax generates approximately $3.5 million annually for the school system. The tax is used to support construction, maintenance and operations as well as funding for teachers and school system employees.
With passage, voters approved to continue the levy of “a special tax of twenty-five (25) mills on all the property subject to taxation in the District (an estimated $3,580,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2023 and ending with the year 2032, for the purpose of giving additional support for constructing, improving, maintaining and operating public schools and school related facilities in the District, including payment of salaries of teachers and other school system employees.”