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Lafourche Parish schools looking to add more police officers, make other improvements


THIBODAUX, Louisiana — Lafourche Parish schools may hire more police officers, upgrade their fire alarms and make other safety improvements within the next year.

School Safety and Maintenance Manager Seth Holloway tells The Courier (http://bit.ly/1Qk5JIn ) those recommendations will be made to a school board committee on June 16. The school board may discuss the safety issues on July 1.

On May 2, voters approved rededicating four mills of property taxes used to pay debt on school construction bonds to add school resource officers, additional wiring for alarm systems, more personnel to monitor cyberbullying, door locks and single-point entry systems at schools.

The four mills are projected to bring in more than $3.5 million a year. A mill is a $1 tax on every $1,000 worth of property.

Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com

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