Ascension Parish School Board

2019 Ascension Schools Funding Renewal

ESSENTIALS OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Ascension Schools Funding Renewal Information

 

2019 Ascension Schools Funding Renewal Essentials of Academic Excellence Logo

Vote Saturday, March 30, 2019

The Ascension Parish School Board is asking voters to renew two essential funding sources for the school district’s day-to-day operations and building maintenance needs. Two propositions will be on the March 30, 2019 ballot. Both are needed to fund services. They are NOT new taxes:

  • Renewal of a 10-year, 7.4-mill property tax dedicated to funding general operation costs
    • Essential funding for school nursing programs, school bus operations, early childhood and summer school programs, counseling programs, textbooks, libraries, multimedia services, classroom furniture and band and athletic equipment
    • Created in 1983 as the first local school millage ever approved by Ascension Parish voters to fund school operations
    •  Generates approximately $9 million per year
  • Renewal of a 10-year, 2.5-mill property tax dedicated to funding building operations and maintenance
    • Essential funding for custodial and grounds services, utilities, flood and liability insurance, and general maintenance and repairs
    • Created in 1994 by Ascension Parish voters as a dedicated funding source
    • Generates approximately $3 million per year

These renewals will NOT increase the amount of taxes currently being paid each year by parish property owners. These renewals fund essential daily operations that support the district’s overall academic success.

EARLY VOTING: March 16 - March 23, except Sunday Donaldsonville and Gonzales Courthouses and Oak Grove Community Center

 

MORE INFORMATION   

 

2018-19 Report to the Community

2019 Essentials of Excellence Video

2019 Essentials of Excellence Flyer

2019 Essentials of Excellence Presentation

 

2019 TAX RENEWAL PUBLIC FORUMS

 

6:30 p.m., Feb. 11th at St. Amant High School Cafetorium, 12035 LA Hwy. 431, St. Amant, LA 70774

Special invitations to parents whose children attend the following schools:

  • Galvez Primary
  • Lake Elementary
  • Lakeside Primary
  • St. Amant Primary
  • Galvez Middle
  • St. Amant Middle
  • St. Amant High
  • APPLe Digital Academy

 

6:30 p.m., Feb. 12th at Donaldsonville High School Commons, 100 Tiger Drive, Donaldsonville, LA 70346

Special invitations to parents whose children attend the following schools:

  • Headstart PreK
  • Donaldsonville Primary
  • Lowery Elementary
  • Lowery Middle
  • Donaldsonville High

 

6:30 p.m., Feb. 20th at Dutchtown High School Cafetorium, 13165 LA HWY 73; Geismar, LA 70734

Special invitations to parents whose children attend the following schools:

  • Dutchtown Primary
  • Oak Grove Primary
  • Prairieville Primary
  • Spanish Lake Primary
  • Dutchtown Middle
  • Prairieville Middle
  • Dutchtown High

 

6:30 p.m., Feb. 18th at East Ascension High School Cafetorium, 612 East Worthy Road, Gonzales, LA 70737

Special invitations to parents whose children attend the following schools:

  • Central Primary
  • Duplessis Primary
  • GW Carver Primary
  • Gonzales Primary
  • Pecan Grove Primary
  • Central Middle
  • Gonzales Middle
  • East Ascension High
  • Early College Option