Just the facts about upcoming
Tangipahoa school millage proposals.

Election Day: Nov. 18 | Early Voting: Nov. 3 - 11 (except Nov. 5 and Nov. 10) 8:30am - 6pm
Vote Early at Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse • 110 N. Bay St., Amite or...
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office Substation • 15475 Clue Deluxe, Hammond

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:

Prop 1

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.

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Prop 2

Four mills that can only be used to improve school buildings and facilities.
Generates $2.3 million annually.

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Prop 3

Six mills dedicated to addressing growth; funding a cost-effective plan to eliminate modular classrooms.
Generates $3.5 million annually.

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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.
An outstanding education system promotes an outstanding quality of life!

Part of achieving that excellence is the ability to plan proactively. A committee of 200 local stakeholders has formulated the plan. Now we’re seeking a recurring source of funding.

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.

THE BENEFITS
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.

DOWNLOADABLE INFORMATION
Vision 2020 Investment Proposal
(PDF - Financial Data)

Financial Data - Comparison to Neighboring Parishes (PDF)

Financial Data - Comparison to All Louisiana School Districts (PDF)

Vision 2020 Committee Information
(Facts and Findings)

Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce Presentation (PDF)

  • 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.

  • CURRENT MILLAGES

    Most residents pay just 4 mills for public education, the minimum amount mandated by the state.

  • OVERALL FUNDING

    Tangipahoa’s public schools are the least funded in the state – 69th of 69 districts.

By District

To read more about the proposals' impact on individual school districts, tap or click the corresponding slide.
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Election Day: November 18
Early Voting: Nov. 3 - 11 (except Nov. 5 and Nov. 10) 8:30am - 6pm