ETC… for May 25th

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The Cheer and Dance 2018 Summer Camp is May 30th through June 1st at Red River High School. There will be sessions on cheerleader training and dance training. This 3-day commuter camp will be held from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm each day.

Two students from Coushatta have been inducted into Northwestern State University’s chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. It is the nation’s oldest, most selective and most prestigious all-discipline honor society. Selection criteria for Phi Kappa Phi are based on high academic standard. Membership is open to the top 7.5 percent of second term juniors and the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students, as well as faculty and professional staff who achieved scholarly distinction. New members from Coushatta are Sydney Anderson and W. Tanner Lee.

The LA 515 Bridge over Coushatta Bayou will undergo repairs beginning Tuesday, May 29th. The state transportation department estimates the bridge will be closed about 13 days for piling repair. This will result in LA 515 being closed. Motorists are advised to use LA 514 and US 71 as alternate routes.

If you go by the high school campus you will notice that work is underway on changes that have to be in place by start of the school August 7th. The 6th grade portable buildings are being relocated behind the Junior High and Cafeteria buildings. Other changes are underway and other programs are finding new homes for the next school year. It is all to prepare the way for new construction on the high school campus.

Your property taxes will increase next year due to the $29,000,000 bond issue approved by voters over a year ago. The school board has set the millage rates for the 2018 tax year. Finance Director David Jones recommended the board accept the same rate as last year for most tax categories. However the new bond issue rate was set at 9.6 mills. The rate on the bonds that expired this year was 2.25 mills.

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