Milton's Monday Message
Champions in Education March 19, 2018
"Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow" is the heart of our school, and it means if you apply yourself, you will be ensured a great education that you will take with you to your future.
~ Darius Davis, WFHS Senior, Texas Christian University (TCU) Commitment, Student Athlete on our state championship football and track teams
Last Day of Early Voting ~ March 17
Teacher Job Fair ~ March 17
School Board Meeting ~
Regular Voting ~ March 24
Reflecting on Last Week
The team said over and over that our employees were very dedicated and that our students were highly engaged in their learning. Although the official announcement will not be until June, we are confident that we will re-accredited.
Mary Jane Turner
Estelle Major, Manning Hawkins, and Evelyn Pollet
Mackenzie Bedell, Kinley Stuart, and Victoria Kauffman
Emma Beauchamp, Summer Knight, Tiffani Dunning
Ms. Lisa Reed and Ms. Jerry Young are a part of the Family Service Center. They love, care for, and nourish our children every day! By the way, they love what they do. Can't you tell?
LTLA President Lora Lathrop leading at the LTLA Convention!
LTLA President Lora Lathrop (podium) and LTLA Secretary Grant Rome (far left)
LTLA Past President Lora Lathrop passing the throne to LTLA President Summer Knight
Bains 3rd grade teacher, Nicorrie Gordon (center)
Bains Teacher, Jill Thibodeaux and her daughter, Hailey Thibodeaux, an education major at SLU.
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.