Trustees of St. Helena Parish School District voted last week to form a committee to find some way to finance replacement of the district’s aging buildings and raise teacher salaries.

Alan Offner of Foley & Judell LLP told the board that an election to institute a 55-mill school property tax could not be held until April unless one is ordered earlier by the federal judge overseeing the district’s 57-year-old racial discrimination lawsuit.

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