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JFT Update: March 31

JFT Update

March 31, 2022

Sales Tax Renewal
On April 30th you will have the chance to VOTE YES for a sales tax renewal that helps fund our school district. The half-cent sales tax is not a new tax and there is no new cost to taxpayers. In fact, this sales tax has been funding JP Schools since 1993.
 
If re-approved by voters, it will continue to support foundational needs like school counselors and social workers, salaries and benefits for teachers and staff, updated learning materials and technology, and the maintenance, safety, and upkeep of our aging facilities.
 
Make sure to VOTE yes for this important sales tax renewal.
 
If you are not registered to vote, you can register through the GeauxVote Online Registration System; deadline is April 9.
 
Early Voting:
April 16 - 23 (excluding Sunday, April 17)
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
 
Election Day:
April 30th
7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
 

Kesler Camese-Jones: Wellness Update

JFT President Kesler Camese-Jones continues her recovery. Kesler was recently moved to a rehabilitation hospital where she is making steady progress.
 

If you would like to send Kesler or her family a card to wish her a speedy recovery, please send it to the JFT office. Kesler still cannot accept flowers or gifts at this time, but JFT staff will compile your cards and deliver them to her family.

Jefferson Federation of Teachers
2540 Severn Avenue, Suite #301
Metairie LA 70002

 

Legislative Session

The 2022 Legislative Session began Monday, March 14th at noon. Over a thousand bills have been filed, hundreds with the ability to impact teachers and school employees. LFT is actively monitoring all of these bills and advocating for changes that can improve our schools and the lives of our educators! Legislation will continue to be filed until April 5th, so even more bills are expected.
 
Things can change quickly with little notice, whether it’s the agenda of a committee meeting or an amendment to a bill. Please follow us on social media and sign up for updates so that you can stay up to date with everything happening at the Capitol.
 
Here are some of the most important bills this session: