LAFAYETTE, Louisiana — A new tax to fund Lafayette Parish schools likely won't hit the school board floor again for consideration until late 2014 — after school board elections in the fall.
An agenda item at the board's Nov. 20 meeting to issue a public notice that a potential tax election for the spring would be discussed by the board in January failed to find a second motion of support on the board floor and died without board discussion.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1cWnDye ) the tax recommendation came from a community education planning committee that began meeting in March.
Without additional revenues, the school district faces a nearly $14 million deficit based on estimates of retirement contribution increases and other state mandates when it begins its budget process in the spring.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com