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Mar 27, 2014 10:04 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

Schools tax would build new school in Swartz area

Money generated by the continuation of an existing property tax on the east side of Ouachita Parish would focus on building a middle school and increasing safety at existing schools.
Superintendent Bob Webber told The News-Star on Wednesday about the property tax proposal on the May 3 ballot for voters in the eastern part of the school district.
The tax is expected to generate more than $28 million. Of that, $16 to $17 million would be spent to build a new middle school in the Swartz area.
Webber said he believes the large number of students attending Ouachita Junior High is a concern to parents and has caused some students to relocate.

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