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John came to Shreveport in January of 1977 when he was transferred to Barksdale AFB.

He’s been active in Shreveport politics since deciding to make Shreveport his home.

John practiced law for 40 years and he now monitors local politics. He regularly attends Shreveport City Council and Caddo Parish Commission meetings.

John is published weekly in The Inquisitor, bi-monthly in The Forum News, and frequently in the Shreveport Times.

He enjoys addressing civic groups on local government issues and elections.

 

CPSB MEMBER JOHN ALBRITTON ON MAY 4 TAX RENEWAL

 - We have 17 schools closed or re-purposed

    - We have attempted to close other schools but met strong opposition

    - The millage being renewed, 5 mills, was originally 7.5 mills that was reduced as property values increased.

    - Remember the School Board is not allowed to advertise

    - This election was announced in January, 2019, but we have not received any requests for speaking. As a note, Tony Nation, District 10 Representative, is speaking at the Southern Hills Business Association meeting at 11:30 AM, Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

    - A number of schools have moved beyond the D and F rankings and with double digit improvements. Keep in mind, the State has changed the letter rankings, "moving the goal posts."

    - The balance of the funds involved in the fishing  scheme are being pursued.

    - While the millage was reduced, we have seen costs increase. When I was on the Board in the '80s, school buses cost $30-35000 dollars each. Today, the cost is $100,000. The same can be said for HVAC systems. The lower student count does not directly relate to lower costs.

John Albritton
Caddo Parish School Board Representative, District 11

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