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School board hosts informational meeting for proposed Moss Bluff sales tax renewal

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There will be a big sales tax renewal election for the Moss Bluff area on the April 29 ballot.

The Calcasieu Parish School Board wants the renewal to pay for a list of projects, including a new "Upper Elementary" school adjacent to Moss Bluff Middle School, a new Sam Houston High School competition gymnasium and band hall, a hard surface parent drop off road at Moss Bluff Middle School, a new Moss Bluff Elementary School library and a new multipurpose building and reroofing of main buildings at Gillis Elementary. 

On Monday, the school board hosted an informational meeting to explain why the renewal is needed. 

But not everyone at the meeting is on board with the proposed tax renewal.

"It's needed for the children; we're trying to to educate kids well, keep them safe, in a comfortable environment and its needed; I'm real puzzled sometimes why people are opposed to it," said John Duhon, a school board member.

There were opponents of the tax renewal present at the meeting, but they all declined to be interviewed.

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