Education stakeholders in Lafayette Parish are endorsing the half-cent sales tax proposal to fund new permanent buildings on school campuses.
The tax will be on the April 29 ballot.
If passed, it would raise an estimated 194 million dollars for school upgrades around the parish.
"This is a major endorsement for our tax and we are very appreciative that LAPESC understands that one of the things we have to do is address facilities," said Dr. Donald Aguillard, Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent. "So we think this the right approach."