The Webster Parish School Board discussed simplifying the language in a sales tax that has been collected since the spring of 1996.
Board Member John Madden, District 6, said the language in the 1996 sales tax is confusing and needs to be clarified.

The 1 percent sales tax is collected and, for a period of five years, is distributed among all employees and goes towards benefits for retirees.

At the end of five years, it alternates to paying for things such as air conditioning, electric, transportation and technology, among other items. Currently, they are into year three of the five-year period

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