The Board may receive land by purchase or donation for the purpose of erecting schools, provide for and secure erection of same, construct such outbuildings, protections, and enclosures as shall be conducive to protecting its property.

Upon the decision of the School Board to purchase a given piece of property required for education and owners' refusal to sell, condemnation proceedings on such property and negotiations with the owner may begin immediately in order that no time will be lost in establishing a date on which to base the fair market value of the property. When a problem arises during negotiations which delays acquisition of the property by the School Board, condemnation proceedings will continue to the point where agreement has been taken to acquire the property. When possible, the School Board will keep in communication with the owner as proceedings develop in order to provide an opportunity for consummation of the purchase rather than resorting to court action. It is the Board's intent to strive in every way to negotiate amicably and to avoid friction when possible while continuing negotiations.

It shall be the practice of the Board to acquire sites for school buildings which shall be in conformity with the long-range building program of the School System and meet the approval of the Louisiana State Department of Education or other duly authorized administrative agencies specified in Revised Statutes of the State of Louisiana.

Ref: LA-R.S. 17:81, 19:2; Constitution of Louisiana, Art. I, Sec. 4.