- Why should I pay for buildings to hold students who are from out-of-zone?

It is a common misconception that the people of South Lake Charles are somehow paying for students who live outside of Bonding District 34.  To address this directly: Of the nearly 7000 students in South Lake Charles schools, there are 905 currently transferred in because of the majority-to-minority transfer rule.  Over the last 10 years the board has built enough new classrooms to hold over 3000 students without the people in Bonding District 34 passing any property taxes.  So in reality, until now the entire parish has been sharing the cost of educating the students in South Lake Charles.