Apr 13, 2011 9:07 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP

Bond election recommended for Lafayette schools

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - An Advisory group says a bond election should be held this fall asking voters to approve a new property tax that would fund nearly $600 million of Lafayette public school
renovations and reconstruction.
The 21-member Citizens' Oversight Committee did not set a date, leaving that up to the Lafayette Parish School Board.
The committee was awaiting more information from the tax assessor's office, causing Tuesday's hesitancy. It had considered an election this fall or next spring.
The Advertiser reports the property tax would pay for the first phase of the $1.1 billion facilities master plan including the replacement of seven schools. Among those are L.J. Alleman Middle
School and Northside and Lafayette high schools.


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