St. Tammany voters to decide on school bonds

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Associated Press

Posted on February 24, 2013 at 5:35 PM

COVINGTON, La. (AP) — The St. Tammany Parish School Board has scheduled an election for May 4 election on a $135 million bond issue and expanding use of some tax money to include employee salaries and benefits.

School leaders tell The Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/W8ni7V ) the measures are necessary to support teachers and meet new state requirements.

Superintendent of School Trey Folse said that with no increase in state funding and rising health care and retirement costs, the school system has been forced to cut millions of budget dollars in recent years.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

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