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Jefferson Business Leaders Announce Support for May 4 Educator Pay Raise Millage

The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce and the Jefferson Business Council have both announced their support of the Jefferson Parish Public School System educator pay raise millage that will appear on the May 4 ballot.

“As the largest school system in Louisiana and the 98th largest in America, we have a responsibility to invest in our biggest asset – the teachers of Jefferson Parish.” said Todd Murphy, President of the Jefferson Chamber. “Passage of this crucial teacher pay millage will provide the funds necessary to be competitive with surrounding parishes, retain its best educators and recruit top new teachers in Jefferson Parish.”

“Our membership, which consists of some of the largest property owners in the parish, believe that this millage is a much needed investment in the future of our parish,” said Todd Matherne, Chairman of the Jefferson Business Council.

Click here to read the full article announcing the business leaders’ support of the millage.

JP Schools Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley’s plan is called Competitive and Fair Compensation – The Future of Jefferson Parish Public Schools.