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Arnaudville Residents Disagree With Capital Outlay Plan

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Arnaudville Residents Disagree With Capital Outlay Plan

áááadamáá} a group of arnaudville residents ...disagreeing with the st.

Landry parish school board's plan to improve school infrastructure... if its upcoming property tax is approved by the ááádanielleáá} news 15's phillip boudreaux is live in the studio.

Phil, why are they opposed to [take :phillip] áááphillipáá} the property tax that the school board is proposing is projected to raise about a 120 million dollars, but as one arnaudville teacher money is going to arnaudville.

[take pkgoutcue:elementary duration:1:18{ááápkgáá}&lt;"i can not in good conscience support it."ory hebert who is a teacher at arnaudville elementary says the school board's plan is even worse than not receiving any money at all.(super: ory hebert)"in fact 10 million dollars will be spent to chop at our school even further and again consolidate with neighboring towns."the capital outlay plan would add 7th and 8th grades to beau chene high school but would make arnaudville a k-6 school."with no money allocated to repair our abandoned building, no money even for demolition, no money for new construction."

Superintendent patrick jenkins explained that a third party assessed the parish's most pressing needs which was determined to be in port barre.

(super: partick jenkins)"that school is on its last leg.

The floors are buckling and in some class rooms. we have literally this year replace floor because you could see the ground."jenkins also added that population growth is exploding on the south end of the parish near arnaudville so consolidating the junior high schools could help prevent overcrowding in those areas.

But hebert believes the proposal doesn't service the city's needs."we will not stop beating the drum that with what arnaudville needs is a k-8 proper elementary school back."> [take :phillip] áááphillipáá} voters in st.

Landry parish will vote on the school board property tax proposals that would pay for raises for its teachers... and its capital outlay plan... on march 24th.

Live in the studio, phillip

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