Our Kids Our Future

Jefferson Parish Schools April 30 Sales Tax Renewal

  • A half-cent today. $57 million for Jefferson Parish students tomorrow.

    Jefferson Parish citizens will be asked to vote on a half-cent sales tax renewal on April 30 that helps Jefferson Parish Schools meet the needs of our children. This half-cent renewal supports foundational needs like school counselors and social workers, salaries and benefits for teachers and staff, updated learning materials and technology, and the maintenance, safety, and upkeep of our aging facilities.

    This half-cent sales tax is a renewal. It is not a new tax and there is no additional cost to taxpayers.

    It invests $57 million into children for things like safe school buildings, school counselors and social workers, and hiring and retaining the best teachers and staff.

    How can you help?

    The most important action we can all take is simply to vote. Make your voice heard on this important renewal. Election day is Saturday, April 30. If you're planning to be at Jazz Fest that weekend, take advantage of the early voting period. Early voting is April 16-23 (closed Sunday, April 17).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this a new tax?

  • What is the half-cent sales tax used for in Jefferson Parish Schools?

  • Who pays the half-cent sales tax?

  • How much does a half-cent sales tax cost me?

  • I don't have children in Jefferson Parish Schools and do not work for the district. Why does this renewal matter to me?

  • How much does the half-cent sales tax renewal generate for Jefferson Parish Schools?

  • How do I know the district is using the half-cent sales tax revenue responsibly?

  • Jefferson Parish citizens approved a millage renewal in November 2021. How does that tax compare with this one?

  • Why can’t the school system simply tighten the budget to account for these funds?

  • When is election day?

  • How can I register to vote in Jefferson Parish?

Vote April 30

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