LAFAYETTE, Louisiana — One member of a committee charged with identifying a funding plan for educational and facility improvements says trust is going to be the key to the Lafayette Parish School Board winning approval of any type of tax proposition it brings to voters.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/10f9wfs ) about half of the 45-member community education plan committee attended Monday's session for a discussion on potential funding sources to implement the district's education turnaround plan and facility improvements.
Superintendent Pat Cooper proposed to the group that a 16-mill property tax that lapsed about six or more years ago could generate about $32 million for the turnaround plan.
Committee member Nathan Norris said the type of tax plan put before voters won't matter if the public doesn't trust the board.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com