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Lafayette board agrees to use $66M in bonds for construction of new high school in Youngsville


LAFAYETTE, Louisiana — The Lafayette Parish School Board has agreed to use $66 million in bonds for construction of a new high school in Youngsville. Under a proposal released Thursday night, that money would pay for the first phase of the school. That phase would open in August 2017 for 1,400 freshmen and sophomores.

That same proposal shows that new tax dollars would be needed for the school's second two phases. Those phases would allow the school to have all high school grades, athletic facilities and room for up to 2,000 students. The Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/1Wnzgqu) the full school would be completed in August 2019.

District Planning Administrator Sandra Billeaudeau (BEE'-oh-doh) said she is optimistic that the community would support funding to build a full high school.

Information from: The Advertiser, http://www.theadvertiser.com

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