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Livingston school system expects higher sales tax revenues, more students in 2016 fiscal year

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LIVINGSTON, Louisiana — The Livingston Parish school system is anticipating more growth in several key areas in fiscal year 2016, including a 7 percent increase in revenue from the parish sales tax and an overall enrollment gain of about 150 to 200 students.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1IO3SNN) that should help the system's proposed budget, including its $197 million general fund, deal with other rising costs.

Most of the money in the general fund goes toward employee salaries and benefits.

Business manager Terry Hughes says the cost of both is expected to go up in the coming year, as the parish hired 10 new teachers, and health insurance costs are on pace to rise 10 to 12 percent.


Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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