CLINTON — The East Feliciana Parish School Board voted Tuesday to get a new appraisal for 33 acres of land the board owns in Slaughter.

The board recently obtained an appraisal of the land's value, which was $330,000 or about $33,000 less than what the board paid for it.

Building Committee Chairman Mitch Harrell said the appraisal was based on its value as commercial property.

The appraiser could not find many comparable commercial land sales in the area on which to base the property's value, he said.

"There are very few commercial sales in this area," Harrell said.

The new estimate would be based on its value as residential property, which Harrell is selling at a higher price in the parish.

"We're trying to get the most value for it," Harrell said.

During a discussion on the merits of a new appraisal, Clinton member Michael Bradford said he would not vote to sell the property.

The board bought the land years ago with the idea of possibly building a high school on the property, but the establishment of a charter school for grades 7-12 in Slaughter has killed the idea of building a second public high school.