About the Proposals
[ Learn more about the extensive work done by the V2020 Commission prior to recommending these proposals. ]
On November 18, voters will decide the funding future of education in all of Tangipahoa Parish. Three new investment initiatives are set to attract and retain qualified teachers, improve and maintain facilities, and provide for smaller teacher-student ratios. These proposals would fund improvements in all 7 school districts. The ballot proposals represent a homestead-exempt 20-mill property investment for 20 years, which could ONLY be invested as follows:
Ten mills to fund a strategic plan to recruit and retain highly qualified teachers and support staff, including teacher raises.
Generates $5.6 million annually.
Four mills that can only be used to improve school buildings and facilities.
Generates $2.3 million annually.
Six mills dedicated to addressing growth; funding a cost-effective plan to eliminate modular classrooms.
Generates $3.5 million annually.
Just the Facts
Educational excellence is essential to the long-term economic prosperity of Tangipahoa Parish. See detailed information about TPSB and the proposals below.
We’re committed to student success. Each of the propositions would directly impact teachers and students.
These proposals would help our system improve and thrive, producing young people ready for college or the workforce.
A 5 percent raise for certified teachers.
A $100 monthly base salary increase for support staff.
Improvements of school buildings and facilities.
Construction of new permanent classrooms.
The availability of additional state matching funding committed to...
Lowering the teacher-student ratio.
Funding for quality professional development.
Providing for more art, music and library/media specialists.
Providing for more academic counselors and classroom-based interventionists.
Vision 2020 Investment Proposal
(PDF - Financial Data)Vision 2020 Committee Information
(Facts and Findings)
FOCUS ON THE CLASSROOM
TPSB ranks 14th in the state for spending in the classroom – 76.35 percent of every dollar.
IMPROVING LEARNING SPACE
182 permanent classrooms are needed to replace temporary or modular spaces.
Most residents pay just 4 mills for public education, the minimum amount mandated by the state.
Tangipahoa’s public schools are the least funded in the state – 69th of 69 districts.