West Baton Rouge Parish School Tax Proposal Fails By One Vote

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The West Baton Rouge school system is crunching the numbers after a tax proposal was defeated in Saturday's election by a single vote.

Only 11% of voters cast ballots on the ten-year tax millage renewal that would have meant up to $10 million a year in funds for the school system.

Supt. Wes Watts says the setback could result in major cuts in positions and salaries as well as general funding for buses and utilities.

With the failed vote, he says the system will be out of money by 2024.

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