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School bond and tax elections in Louisiana

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School bond and tax elections in Louisiana happen under one circumstance:

Laws affecting school finance

Special school tax

The voters of a Louisiana Parish (County) school district can vote via a referendum can vote for a special tax for capital improvements. This is protected in the Louisiana Constitution in Article VI, Section 32 of the Constitution's 1974 version.

The tax is limited to ten years at a interest rate of eight percent[1].

Conduct of the bond election, limitations, rules

Authority conducting elections

The respective Parish Board of Elections is responsible for conducting elections involving school bonds and taxes[2].

Election dates

Louisiana mandates that elections involving bonding, taxes, or propositions of any kind must be held on the second to last Saturday in October or the fourth Saturday after the second to last Saturday in October in years beginning in 1983. Elections for this category are held every four years. Also, elections can be held on the third Saturday in October or the fourth Saturday after the third Saturday in years beginning with 1985. Elections for this category are held every four years. Elections can also be held the first Saturday in October or the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in even-numbered years or the first Saturday or the Fourth Saturday in April in any year[3].

Needed majority

Special Elections

Louisiana does not allow special elections for bond or tax elections[4]

Required notice of bond election

List of historical bond referendums

2008

Date District Bond Amount Passed/Failed  % Pass

2007

Date District Bond Amount Passed/Failed  % Pass

2006

2005

2003

2002

2001

2000

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