Nov 7, 2013 11:46 AM by AP
Neville's deterioration noted in push for tax
MONROE, La. (AP) - Deterioration at historic Neville High School in Monroe is one of the problems that school officials are citing as they push for voter approval of a proposed bond issue and tax.
If approved by voters on Nov. 16, the tax would continue a current millage rate that would otherwise expire in December 2014.
Superintendent Brent Vidrine told the editorial board of The News-Star that all city schools are on a list of proposed projects to be addressed with the money.
But Neville principal Whitney Martin said that as the oldest school in the district, the 90-year-old Neville has unique structural needs that threaten student safety. For instance, concrete parapets that adorn the school's facade are separating from the building and are in danger of falling.