LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Parish school system will hold open houses at all of its schools Monday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

The public is invited to visit any school and learn more about the district’s master plan for facilities.

School tours and information about the master plan will be available at each location, according to Angela Simoneaux, the district’s marketing and student recruitment coordinator.

The facilities master plan, developed in 2009 and 2010 identified more than $1 billion in facility needs.

Voters will decide Oct. 22 whether to approve a $561 million bond proposition to fund the first phase of the master plan.

The ballot includes a 20-year, 23-mill property tax dedicated to implementing the master plan and another 2-mill property tax dedicated to maintenance.

The $561 million will fund the replacement of seven schools: Northside and Lafayette high schools, L.J. Alleman Middle School, Carencro Heights, Green T. Lindon, Katharine Drexel and J.W. Faulk elementary schools; an auditorium for Comeaux High School; classroom wing additions to replace portable buildings at Alice Boucher, Broadmoor, Evangeline and Ridge elementary schools and Scott Middle School; and maintenance at all other schools.

The final of two forums about the proposal organized by School Board member Hunter Beasley will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the South Regional Library.

The school system has created an information page online about the master plan and tax proposal at:

The page is also accessible via the school system’s main webpage: