Milton's Monday Message
March 5, 2018
The electric light did not come from the continuous improvement of candles.
~ Oren Harari
Early Voting ~ March 10 through March 17
Regular Voting ~ March 24
School Board Meeting ~
Reflecting on Last Week
AJ Nixon and Brooke Williams
Marry Barrow and Landry Higgins celebrate the moment at the Mock Trial Competition!
Ava Lee Hildebrand
Food for Thought
Both renewals provide 7.4 million dollars in revenue, which is 27% of our annual budget. The revenue funds a significant portion of the salaries and benefits of all employees (bus drivers, cafeteria, custodians, teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators). Both renewals also support the cost of athletics, extracurricular activities, after school tutoring, busses, technology, maintenance, security, Pre-K, Head Start, and Early Head Start, etc.
Early voting begins on Saturday, March 10 and ends on Saturday, March 17. The election date is Saturday, March 24. In case you missed it, the recent news of additional funds coming from Entergy could generate additional funds for our district; however, this would only occur if the property millages are renewed.
Funding from March 24 Tax Renewal
New Entergy Redistribution of tax dollars to West Feliciana
If the tax renewals
The system maintains 27% of its funding or $7.4 Million
The system will receive an estimated additional $2.6 million dollars based on its current millage rate of 33.96.
$7.4 Million plus $2.6 Million from Entergy = $10 Million
If the tax renewals fail:
The system LOSES
27% of its funding, or $7.4 Million
The system will receive an estimated additional $500,000 dollars based on the adjusted millage rate of 8 mills, but it will lose $6.9 million from the non-renewal.
The system loses $6.9 Million or 26% of its funding.