2022 Lafayette Parish Ballot Proposition Guide

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Election Guide 2022

Ballot Propositions

This proposition is on the Nov. 8 ballot.

Parishwide

Proposition #1 – School Operational Tax ✅

The gist: This 16.7-mill property tax generates about $37 million annually to support school operations — e.g. teacher salaries, school programs and more. Revenue from this tax does not pay for construction or improvement of school facilities. It's the second largest source of local revenue for Lafayette public schools.

Vote Yes: Lafayette public schools need a stable revenue stream like property taxes to operate.

Vote No: Lafayette public schools already get too much tax money from local sales tax, state funding and federal funding.

What the ballot says: Shall Consolidated School District No. 1 of the Parish of Lafayette, State of Louisiana, continue to levy a sixteen and seven-tenths (16.7) mills tax on all property subject to taxation in said Consolidated School District for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2025 and ending with the year 2034 (an estimated $36,990,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year) for the purpose of giving additional support to public elementary and secondary schools, excluding capital improvements in said Consolidated School District