Attorneys for the Evangeline Parish School Board said the school district cannot afford to build a new high school in Ville Platte until voters agree to raise the property tax rate.

The U.S. Justice Department asked federal District Judge Tucker Melancon in November to order the board to replace Ville Platte High School.

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