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Jul 23, 2013 10:13 AM by AP/CS

Central board seeks to continue property tax

CENTRAL, La. (AP) - On Nov. 16, voters in Central will get a chance to decide whether to let the school district sell $13.1 million in construction bonds, with about $8.1 million dedicated to Central High School.

The Advocate reports the Central School Board voted unanimously Monday to place this proposition on the ballot, which includes an estimated $5.8 million to build a new ninth-grade academy on the high school campus.

Voters who say yes will vote to maintain the property taxes devoted to school construction at 23.65 mills, with that rate declining over the next 20 years as the bonds are paid off.

Those construction taxes, first approved in 2009, were scheduled to start to decline in 2014.

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