Shall the Parish School Board of the Parish of Tangipahoa, State of Louisiana ( the "School Board" ), be authorized to re-dedicate all of the proceeds received by the School Board from the levy and collection of a 1% sales and use tax authorized at an election held on July 21, 2007 (the "Tax") (an estimated $17,000,000 is reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), so that all proceeds of said Tax ( after paying the reasonable and necessary costs and expenses of collecting and administering the Tax) be allocated to the School Board to be used for: land acquisition, acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining, equipping and operating schools, including school related buildings, equipment and facilities; and/or paying salaries and benefits for public school employees of the School Board; said Tax to be subject to funding into bonds from time to time for capital improvements in the manner provided by the Laws of Louisiana?
Consolidated School District #1 Proposition
The District consists of the following Precincts and Parts of Precincts (essentially in the vicinity of the City of Hammond):
WHOLE PRECINCTS: 040, 041 - 043, 045 - 049, 120B, 133A, 141, 141A, and 143.
PART of PRECINCTS: 040A, 044, 072A, 120A, 127A - 133, 137, 137B, 137C, 139, 145.
All registered voters within the District will be eligible to vote on this issue AND on the ParishWide Sales Tax Re-dedication Proposition.
The Ballot for Consolidated School District #1 reads as follows:
Shall Consolidated School District #1 of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana (the "District"), be authorized to levy a special tax of fifteen (15) mills on all property subject to taxation within the District (an estimated $3,420,000 is reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year) for a period of five (5) years, beginning with the year 2013 and ending with the year 2017, for the purpose of providing funds for operating, maintaining and equipping accelerated classes, visual and performing arts programs, K-12 "International Baccalaureate Programs," Montessori Education, Communication Magnet programs, and /or other educational enhancement and magnet programs; and paying salaries and benefits of teachers and other public school personnel that are necessary to maintain and/or further implement such programs?
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