Lafourche Parish School Board to consider sales tax increase

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — The Lafourche Parish School Board has agreed to consider asking voters for a one-cent sales tax for teacher salaries and to authorize the use of bonds for school facility upgrades.

Superintendent Jo Ann Mathews says the measure is a consideration at this point.

The Daily Comet reports ( the board will decide whether the resolution moves forward at its Feb. 1 meeting.

Voters would have to agree to a sales tax increase.

In Lafourche, teachers earn an average $48,000 a year, and the starting pay is $40,000.


Information from: Daily Comet,


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