School System Finicially In Trouble A...

School System Finicially In Trouble Again!

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Im Back

United States

#1 Mar 27, 2013
Is it true that after voting and passing tax for school that teacher salaries are once again about to be frozen layoffs being talk about and some being force to retire??? I over heard this and it bothered me that we voted fit something that didn't last a year! Why do the people high up give themselves raises if they know financially we are unstable? Can someone shine light on this?
Amiwrong

Saint Francisville, LA

#2 Mar 27, 2013
Im Back wrote:
Is it true that after voting and passing tax for school that teacher salaries are once again about to be frozen layoffs being talk about and some being force to retire??? I over heard this and it bothered me that we voted fit something that didn't last a year! Why do the people high up give themselves raises if they know financially we are unstable? Can someone shine light on this?
The problem is the retirement system. All public retirement systems are in trouble. Public employees should have to work until 65 plus like the private sector.
Reform

Baton Rouge, LA

#3 Mar 27, 2013
Welcome to education reform! Many things have changed since voting for that tax, and they are coming down from the state level. WF is not the only parish in this situation. Bobby Jindal is trying to shut down public schools. Watch the news closely. Read the story of the Medicaid contract dispute where Jindal had to suddenly cancel it due to a federal investigation. He is padding the pockets of his friends with OUR money.
Catfish

Lafayette, LA

#4 Mar 27, 2013
State cut backs and a depleting tax revenue is to blame, they collect less and less every year.
Catfish

Lafayette, LA

#5 Mar 27, 2013
Oh, and if to read the article posted about this, the current freeze is on everyone's salary, form the top to the bottom unless I'm mistaking, and that tax was more than a year ago. It went into affect 2010 I think.
Reform

Baton Rouge, LA

#6 Mar 28, 2013
Catfish wrote:
Oh, and if to read the article posted about this, the current freeze is on everyone's salary, form the top to the bottom unless I'm mistaking, and that tax was more than a year ago. It went into affect 2010 I think.
It is from the top down. They are even taking some days worth of pay out of their salary. Also, look at The Advocate today and read about the large increase in teacher retirements(EARLY retirements) in Lafayette parish. That is going to be a huge hit on their budget as well. Everyone needs to be contacting the state legislators and BESE members and voice their concerns. That should have been done a LONG time ago, but people are just now starting to see the impacts of what Jindal and White are doing.
now you know

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#7 Mar 31, 2013
Our town need to realize magnolia cafe and antique shops not gonna get it for us! Keep not allowing no business to come and grow!
Local educator

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#9 Mar 31, 2013
The primary reason good paying jobs do not come to WF Parish is because the up-scale companies must have an educated base labor force available. Our labor force is exemplified through the above post from "now you know". I'm actually surprised McDonald's opened a location here.
now you know

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#10 Mar 31, 2013
Please Walmart tried coming here you don't think they know what they know and survey the area before hand before ever coming! You can't tell me new roads better than us
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#11 Mar 31, 2013
For you to think Point Coupee in New Roads is more educated than West Feliciana Parish is silly but watch how thing boom over there.
Al Gator

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#12 Mar 31, 2013
We continue to hire people from East Baton Rouge whose system failed years ago. Our current superintendent is steadily bringing in more and more from BR at high salaries.
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#13 Mar 31, 2013
Well if you say people not educated from here how can he according to your reason why business not coming
Poor Thing

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#14 Mar 31, 2013
now you know wrote:
Well if you say people not educated from here how can he according to your reason why business not coming
WHEW..........need I say more?
Capitol Hill Resident

Washington, DC

#15 Apr 1, 2013
Listen folks....everyone in the United States is taking a major pay cut. Federal Governmnet workers up here in the D.C. area are getting FURLOUGH for 14 days without pay to help decrease our 1 trillion deficit over a 10 year period. Hence the reasons for layoffs and paycuts.
now you know

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#16 Apr 1, 2013
Zachary not crying about that they constantly adding on!
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#17 Apr 1, 2013
Just travel 20 miles south of St. Francisville and learn something from Zachary they not complaining about about federal gov or bringing in business and doing well!!!
OhReally

Duluth, GA

#18 Apr 1, 2013
Zachary public schools are getting 38.2mills property tax for operating costs, and a seperate 36mills for construction costs. In WF we pay about 15mills, I think. No way you get that kind of support here. Oh, and they are actually business friendly.
Catfish

Saint Francisville, LA

#19 Apr 1, 2013
West Fel School Dist. collects a total of 31.50 mills.

In addition to that, are community historically supports the school system just as much as Zachary. They have gotten every mill they have asked for from the voters.

The big difference is the tax base in Zachary is a lot larger, more development equals more money.

On the subject of why Point Coupee is getting more development than us right now….it is simply cheaper. Land is cheaper and the tax rate is cheaper, and the price to build is cheaper due less red tape and hoops to jump through in regards to the parish government.
Amiwrong

Saint Francisville, LA

#20 Apr 1, 2013
Catfish wrote:
West Fel School Dist. collects a total of 31.50 mills.
In addition to that, are community historically supports the school system just as much as Zachary. They have gotten every mill they have asked for from the voters.
The big difference is the tax base in Zachary is a lot larger, more development equals more money.
On the subject of why Point Coupee is getting more development than us right now….it is simply cheaper. Land is cheaper and the tax rate is cheaper, and the price to build is cheaper due less red tape and hoops to jump through in regards to the parish government.
And they have twice the population. Angola excluded.
Catfish

Saint Francisville, LA

#21 Apr 1, 2013
Amiwrong wrote:
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And they have twice the population. Angola excluded.
Actually, you are wrong, Amiwrong. They do not have "twice" the population. They have roughly a 1/3 more than us. We have about 10,000 free folk they have 15,000.

The important number however is the how many students they have enrolled because that determines how much federal and state aid the school received. Last time I checked, we were both around the 2,500 - 3,000 mark. Very similar numbers across the board when you break down the numbers in the normal stats too.

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