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Ascension Parish looks to renew tax

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GONZALES, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Voters in Ascension Parish will choose to renew or end three school taxes that account for $31.3 million of the school district's annual budget at the May 4 election.

The three property tax renewals are dedicated toward teacher salaries, technology and facility maintenance. Early voting begins Saturday and ends April 27.

The largest of the taxes, a 21-mill parish-wide property tax, is expected to generate $19.9 million that will be dedicated toward teachers' salaries.

Superintendent Patrice Pujol said there's "no better investment" parish voters can make in children's educations than the quality of teachers they have. The passage of the tax renewal, she said, is "critical" for the district's ability to maintain the type of teachers it currently has.

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