The Union Parish Faculty Board met final week for its common session and handed a number of resolutions of significance.
The board adopted a decision to approve the next 2021 millage charges: Faculty District Common (SP) is three.55 mills, Faculty District 1 Consolidated (SP) is 15 mills and Faculty District 1 Consolidated (Bonds) is 19 mills. A millage is a tax fee levied on actual property or different property. In keeping with Union Parish Tax Assessor Lance Futch, one mill is at the moment valued at 1/1000 of market worth of property owned. The three.55 millage is a constitutional tax which is not going to change. The 15 mill tax was a particular tax handed by voters which is scheduled to terminate on the finish of December F 2021. It must be renewed with a view to proceed. The 19 mill tax was a particular tax adopted to repay bonds. It’s scheduled to finish in 2036. All three of those millages are assessed to each taxpayer in Union Parish and the funds generated go into the Union Parish Faculty Board basic fund. Superintendent of Union Parish Colleges, Kristy Auger-Superb, defined the 19 mill bond tax. “The Union Parish Faculty board needed to ne set the millage fee for 2021 in an effort to make fee of the overall obligation debt. This debt is on the 20-year bonds permitted by the taxpayers of Union Parish to construct a brand new Union Parish Excessive Faculty plant and to renovate Union Parish Elementary and Downsville Group Constitution colleges,” Superb mentioned. “This tax will roll off the books in 2036. Nineteen mills was really useful to the board primarily based on enter I obtained from our bond lawyer and governmental marketing consultant. The Union Parish Faculty District and I’ll ever be grateful to the taxpayers for giving us the chance to interact college students in such stunning state-of-theart amenities.”
The board gave approval for a decision to enter right into a contract and lease settlement with Union Progress and Improvement Basis, Inc., which can enable them to lease the previous Farmerville Excessive Faculty property and authorize the president of Union Parish Faculty Board to execute the mandatory paperwork.
The phrases of the lease are for one 12 months, at $100 per 30 days. The lease grew to become efficient August 17, and can run by means of August 16, 2021.
The board additionally granted approval to just accept low bids for the Baby Diet Program for the 2020-2021 college 12 months. These bids went to Robertson’s Produce Firm, G & G Business Hood and Duct Firm for Vent-ahood and hearth companies, Auto-Chlor System for cleansing and chemical merchandise and Inexperienced Gator Pumping and Sewer LLC for grease lure companies.
In further enterprise, the Faculty District has suspended the general public’s means to lease or have entry to Faculty District amenities for personal use through the COVID-19 pandemic. Rental and personal entry will resume as soon as the COVID restrictions are lifted.
Tabled was a decision to enter right into a Faculty Bus Transportation Contract for the 2020-2021 college 12 months with D’Arbonne Woods Constitution Faculty. D’Ar bonne Woods might be having college students attend college 5 days per week whereas, Union Parish colleges is not going to. This created a discrepancy in projected prices. After recalculations, this might be mentioned on the subsequent month-to-month session.