On October 19, Jefferson Parish voters will be asked to renew an existing millage to support public education in our parish. This 7-mill tax generates about $23 million annually for our schools and is desperately needed to continue the positive gains our students, teachers and administrators are demonstrating.
We are proud parents of two boys in our school system and are encouraged by the gains being posted in our schools. Jefferson Parish has been recognized as having the fastest improving school system in Louisiana. A school system like this shouldn’t be crippled by removing a long-standing and important source of funding.
Please join us in voting yes for our students and our parish on October 19 in support of the school millage renewal.