The Ascension Parish-Wide School District would upgrade 20 schools with the proceeds from a $100 million bond issue going to voters on Oct. 17.

School superintendent Donald Songy said the district has built nine schools in the past nine years, but eight facilities are more than 50 years old. Some of the schools were built in the 1930s by the U.S. Works Progress Administration, Songy said at a public hearing last week.

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