Milton's Monday Message
Champions in Education March 26, 2018
When I see the words, "Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow", I think of a school with a mission that inextricably connects its students' present and future. As a student, I know that every action I take and every choice I make can have an impact on the person I will one day become.
~ Mathilde Fox-Smith
9th Grader and two time West Feliciana Student of the Year
School Tax Renewals ~ Saturday, March 24
School Board Meeting ~
Reflecting on Last Week
Students spend a few moments with Representative Kenny Havard
Cowboy Blue Dog by Adelyn George
Patriotic Blue Dog by Carter Wesberry
West Fel Blue Dog by JaKayla Gwin
Starry Starry Night Blue Dog by Addison Landry
Kennedy London wins the 100 meter dash.
Everitt Williamson ties for 1st in Pole Vault.
Jace Cazabat participates in the Boys Triple Jump.
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.
The election date is Saturday, March 24. Polls open Saturday at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM. 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 a net $6.9 Million or 26% of its funding.
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West Feliciana Parish Schools
P. O. Box 1910
4727 Fidelity Street
St. Francisville, LA 70775