The Evangeline Parish School Board last week voted 8 to 5 to ask Ward 1 voters in November to approve a $17.7 million bond issue to build a new high school and renovate an elementary school.

Voters rejected a $28.5 million bond issue in October 2007 and again in July. Proposals for a tax increase to build or repair schools in the Ville Platte area of the parish have failed nine times since 1983.

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