A $561 million general obligation bond program to fund long-term maintenance efforts presented last week to the Lafayette Parish School Board would require a 20-year, 2-mill increase in the property tax. The trustees have until Wednesday  to set a tax election for Oct. 22. They could delay the election until Nov. 19.

Proceeds would be used to carry out recommendations in a master facilities plan developed last year that found $590 million of needed work.

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