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Jul 24, 2013 9:27 AM by AP/CS

AG to review lease of Terrebonne school property

HOUMA, La. (AP) - The state Attorney General's Office is investigating a complaint filed against the Terrebonne Parish School Board regarding its lease of the former Houma Elementary School property.

Amanda Papillion Larkins, Attorney General's Office director of communications, tells The Courier the office received an anonymous phone call alleging the state's process for leasing and selling publicly owned property was not followed by the school board.

According to state law, bids for a property's lease must be advertised for 15 days, and bids for a property's sale must be advertised for 30 days.

Superintendent Philip Martin said School Board attorney Clayton Lovell has submitted the necessary documentation to the state office detailing how the School Board went about leasing the property.

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