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Ouachita Parish School Board to put tax-renewal on May ballot

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Ouachita Parish School Board voted Thursday night to put a tax renewal on the ballot next election.

On May 3, 2014, voters will be asked to pass a the renewal that would make it possible for a new junior high to be built in east Ouachita Parish.

If passed, the bond would raise $25 dollars, $15 million of which would go toward building another junior high. The new school would help ease the overcrowding at Ouachita Junior High, which has more than one thousand students.

Ouachita Junior High was built over 60 years ago, and is now over its intended capacity.

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