Voters in East Baton Rouge Consolidated School District No. 1 will decide on four property tax renewal measures on March 25.
In total, approval of the four measures would renew property tax levies of 18.33 mills ($1,833 per $100,000 of a home’s assessed value) for 10 years:
Proposition 1: Renew a 6.50 mill property tax ($650 per $100,000 of assessed value) to fund public school operations
Proposition 2: Renew a 7.19 mill property tax ($719 per $100,000 of assessed value) to fund public school employees’ salaries and benefits
Proposition 3: Renew a 2.78 mill property tax ($278 per $100,000 of assessed value) to fund the employment of additional teachers for purposes of maintaining a lower pupil-to-teacher ratio
Proposition 4: Renew a 1.86 mill property tax ($186 per $100,000 of assessed value) to fund employees’ salaries and benefits
The East Baton Rouge Parish School System said without the renewed mill levies, the school district would receive 41% less property tax revenue over the next 10 years.
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