School board employees receive sales tax checks


Carolyn Roy | News Editor

Federal stimulus payments have had a remarkable effect on sales tax distribution checks for p Natchitoches Parish School Board employees who were recipients of record-setting collections this year.

The checks result from a sales tax dedicated to employee salaries and are distributed twice a year. In July of this year, the distribution was $4,658,439 compared to $3,700,000 distributed in July of 2020.

This year’s distribution was 27 percent higher than 2020. While all employees receive tax checks, teacher salaries are used for the comparison. The largest distribution to a teacher was $9,254 compared to $7,236 last year.

A first year teacher received a check for $6,489 compared to $4,939 last year.