NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Orleans Parish School Board will ask voters to approve a plan for funding the long-term upkeep of the city's new and renovated school buildings.
The New Orleans Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1u7Roob ) a typically divided board voted 4-3 on Tuesday to put the question on the Dec. 6 ballot.
The plan needs voter approval and an OK from the State Bond Commission because it involves extending a property tax originally earmarked for paying off debt and redirecting the proceeds toward maintenance.
But the plan has run into controversy for other reasons, chiefly because a small portion of the tax proceeds would go to the Recovery School District.
There were also concerns about the fact that independent charter schools would receive tax money directly.