For Our Students To Be Competitive…Our Schools Must Be Competitive
To improve student performance and achievement, we must be able to recruit and retain the best teachers. Currently, our starting teacher salary is among the lowest in the region, and we are not competitive. Each year we are losing teachers and employees to surrounding parishes. On the November 18 ballot, there is a proposed millage tax increase that will provide teacher and employee pay raises to make us more competitive. Early voting is November 3-11.