Allen Parish school tax passes, Calcasieu school bond fails - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Allen Parish school tax passes, Calcasieu school bond fails

UPDATE: Allen Parish school taxes pass, Calcasieu Parish school bond fails

Allen Parish schools' $2 million bond issue passes as 76% of the voters voted yes and 24% voted no.

The 12.47 mill property tax also passes with 77% of the voters voting yes and 23% voting no.

Calcasieu Parish's $49 million dollar bond issue for construction of 8 area schools fails with 24% voting yes and 76% voting no.


By Crystal Price - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Voters throughout Calcasieu and Allen parishes voted on different school property taxes and bond issues on Saturday, March 27th.

Calcasieu Parish voters voted on a $49 million bond issue in school district number 34.

The bond issue would provide new construction and renovations at 6 elementary schools, S. J. Welsh middle school and Barbe high school. 

Annette Ballard, CPSB member for District 4, said the district is in great need of these repairs for safety issues.

"It's to get heavy, heavy traffic off of our highly traveled roads," said Ballard. "We're going to have drives that will go around the back of the property and come out and exit at another point."

Other voters in the district felt the bond is not necessary.

"I think they have enough already," said Charles Cox, a voter in Calcasieu Parish. "While economic times are hard, everybody is supposed to be without except government. It's just time that we said that's enough."

Allen Parish voters are voting on two different school issues.

The first issue voters will vote on is a $2,035,000 bond issue that would go toward re-roofing the gym of Fairview high school and reconstructing a 9-classroom building.

"We use so many portable buildings to house kids," said Ron Stark, the boy's basketball coach at Fairview high school. "They have been housed in these portable buildings for that last 12 years."

But if the bond does pass the students will be moved out of the portable buildings and into a 9 classroom building.

Some voters in Allen Parish feel the school bond is the way to go.

"I'm willing to pay the tax," said Janessa Ramos, a voter in Allen parish. "Any endeavor requires funding and I feel this is a good way to fund it."

Other voters felt differently about the issue.

"I'm just not certain if this is the proper way to do it with the new tax that's going to put some hardship on some people in the area," said Scott Laird, a voter in Allen Parish.

The second issue is a $12.47 mill property tax that would pay for maintenance renewal for the Oberlin school district.

Copyright 2010 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Texas man arrested for kidnapping of woman found bound on La. 14

    Texas man arrested for kidnapping of woman found bound on La. 14

    Friday, May 25 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-05-25 17:07:06 GMT
    Dequinta Jack (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Dequinta Jack (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
    Dequinta Jack (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Dequinta Jack (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    A Texas man has been arrested for kidnapping after a woman was found bound on Highway 14 on Thursday, according to Lt. Richard Harrell of the Lake Charles Police Department. LCPD responded to a call in reference to a woman being found bound in tape and sheets on Thursday morning at the 2700 block of Sugarloaf Road. Harrell says the investigation has revealed that the victim and suspect were acquainted with each other and stayed at a local hotel on Broad Street during the n...

    More >>

    A Texas man has been arrested for kidnapping after a woman was found bound on Highway 14 on Thursday, according to Lt. Richard Harrell of the Lake Charles Police Department. LCPD responded to a call in reference to a woman being found bound in tape and sheets on Thursday morning at the 2700 block of Sugarloaf Road. Harrell says the investigation has revealed that the victim and suspect were acquainted with each other and stayed at a local hotel on Broad Street during the n...

    More >>
  • Lake Charles Memorial Residency program helping interns become better doctors

    Lake Charles Memorial Residency program helping interns become better doctors

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:54 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:54:56 GMT

    The road to residency isn’t easy. “I round the morning see my patients,” said first year Lake Charles Memorial Residential Intern Christian LeBlanc. “I look at labs, evaluate, making sure they’re giving the right treatment, making sure we address any concerns they have overnight then we round with our attending that supervises us and making sure we’re doing everything appropriate to support our patient.”

    More >>

    The road to residency isn’t easy. “I round the morning see my patients,” said first year Lake Charles Memorial Residential Intern Christian LeBlanc. “I look at labs, evaluate, making sure they’re giving the right treatment, making sure we address any concerns they have overnight then we round with our attending that supervises us and making sure we’re doing everything appropriate to support our patient.”

    More >>
  • Two local students honored for 13 years of perfect attendance

    Two local students honored for 13 years of perfect attendance

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:05 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:05:10 GMT

    Quite an accomplishment for two high school seniors in Calcasieu Parish. Sherie Broussard and Nicholas Watts are being recognized for 13 years of  perfect attendance.  They will be honored at the June 12 regular school board meeting. Broussard is a graduate of Sam Houston High School with a 3.52 GPA. She plans to attend Sowela Technical Community College and major in Process Technology. Following graduation from Sowela, Broussard plans to continue her education at McNeese ...

    More >>

    Quite an accomplishment for two high school seniors in Calcasieu Parish. Sherie Broussard and Nicholas Watts are being recognized for 13 years of  perfect attendance.  They will be honored at the June 12 regular school board meeting. Broussard is a graduate of Sam Houston High School with a 3.52 GPA. She plans to attend Sowela Technical Community College and major in Process Technology. Following graduation from Sowela, Broussard plans to continue her education at McNeese ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly