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FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Union Parish Superintendent George Cannon calls May 3 the most significant day in 20 years for students in Union Parish.

That day voters will be asked to consider a property tax and a sales tax to benefit the students of Union Parish Schools and D'Arbonne Woods Charter School.

For the upcoming school year, there will be three schools in the Union Parish School district - an elementary and a middle/high school and Downsville Charter School, which falls under the school board's authority. D'Arbonne Woods, although located in Farmerville, is chartered by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The proposed property tax will fund renovations to Union Parish schools and bring the infrastructure up to a standard that can accommodate today's technology.

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