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Bossier Schools Receives Chamber Support for Tax Renewals

Bossier Schools Superintendent Mitch Downey speaking during Bossier Schools and the Bossier Chamber of Commerce joint news conference on Friday, November 5. (Stacey Tinsley, Bossier Press-Tribune)

Bossier Schools is in an enviable position, ranked as a high-achieving school system and the second fastest
growing public school district in Louisiana. That growth will only continue, according to U.S. Census data, and
the district intends to keep building on its success when three measures go before the voters of Bossier Parish
next spring.

Bossier Parish School Board voted unanimously at its meeting last night to declare intent to be on the April 30,
2022 ballot to renew three tax millages. These are renewals, not new taxes, that fund the majority of all
teachers’ and employees’ existing salaries and benefits as well as the daily maintenance and operations of
school facilities.

Good schools are key to the success of a community and its economic prosperity. In recognition of that, the
Bossier Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has unanimously passed a Resolution of Support for the tax

“The Bossier Chamber recognizes the vital contribution the Bossier Parish school system, its teachers,
administrators and other staff make to the success of business and quality of life in Northwest Louisiana,” said
Barry Regula, 2021 Chairman of the Board of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce and Vice President/General
Manager of Margaritaville Casino Resort and Boomtown Casino.

“We are grateful to the Bossier Chamber of Commerce for its overwhelming support and partnership and look
forward to working with them as this election draws near,” said Bossier Schools Superintendent Mitch Downey.
“We are also fortunate to have the support of local leaders from the parish level and our municipalities. Bossier
Parish is a great place to live, work, play and for children to receive a top notch education that will open doors
to their future. Let’s keep our schools and parish BOSSIER STRONG.”

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