Albany School District Requests Funding

Livingston Parish Schools Request Additional Funding for Construction Projects in Albany School District
Posted on 04/18/2022
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Half-Cent Sales Tax Proposes to “Make A Big Difference”

LIVINGSTON, La. – The Livingston Parish School Board is asking voters to vote on a proposition to add a half-cent sales tax to purchases made in the Albany School Tax District to pay for local school construction and improvement projects.

The proposition will be on the April 30 ballot. Early voting is scheduled for April 16 to 23. Only voters living in the Albany School Taxing District will be eligible to vote on the proposition.

A half-cent sales tax levied in the Albany School Tax District is projected to raise approximately $300,000 annually.

The school construction projects currently proposed include a new middle school gymnasium, a new track and field facility for all grade-level athletes, and a new elementary cafeteria. The proposed facilities will be constructed at the current site of the Albany School complex.
“This funding will make a big difference in the Albany School District’s ability to address facility needs,” said Livingston Parish School Board Member Dr. Devin Gregoire, who occupies the District 9 board seat, which represents the Albany area.

“All of the dollars earned from this half-cent project will remain in the Albany School District, and those construction projects we are proposing are much needed and have been asked for by local citizens for some time,” Gregoire added.
For more information on the proposition, visit www.lpsb.org. For information on voting precincts, early voting locations and deadlines to register to vote, contact the Livingston Parish Registrar of Voters’ Office at 225-686-3054 or send an email to [email protected]