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Bonds to pay for Walker school improvements

4 years 9 months 4 weeks ago Sunday, October 26 2014 Oct 26, 2014 October 26, 2014 10:02 AM October 26, 2014 in News
By: Associated Press

LIVINGSTON, La. - The Livingston Parish School Board has moved closer to issuing $25 million in bonds to pay for improvements at schools in Walker.

The Advocate reports that school district voters in May approved an increase in property taxes to pay for a variety of projects, including vocation and technical program improvements at Walker High School.

School Board member Jimmy Watson says most of the money will be directed toward the high school.

Proceeds from the bond sale would be used to construct a building with about 32 classrooms, administrative offices and a library at Walker High.

The school also would get a new cafeteria, band room and athletic facilities. The school's track and football field also would be improved.

The board expects sale of the bonds to begin Nov. 20.

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