Withdrawal of Sales Tax Measure on Behalf of St. Mary Schools

Posted by District on 7/29/2020 7:00:00 PM

In December, the board voted to begin the process of placing a sales tax measure on the ballot that would make St. Mary Parish teacher salaries competitive with surrounding parishes in a effort to recruit and retain certified teachers. 

The sales tax measure that was slated to appear on the August ballot has been withdrawn by the St. Mary Parish School Board. This action was taken in consideration of the economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic, as well as discrepancies with the language of the ballot itself. Board members agreed that is was most appropriate to withdraw the tax measure given the critical circumstances faces by local citizens. 

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