The School Board shall expedite the purchase of a given piece of property for public school purposes in order that negotiations with the owner may begin immediately. If a problem arises during negotiations which delays acquisition of the property by the School Board, expropriation proceedings may ensue as provided by law to enable the Board to acquire the property. When possible, the School System shall maintain communication with the owner or his counsel as proceedings develop in order to provide an opportunity to negotiate a purchase rather than resort to or continue court action. It shall be the Board's declared intent to negotiate reasonably and amicably and to avoid friction when possible while continuing negotiations.

Ref: La. Const., Art. I, Sec. 4; La. Rev. Stat. Ann. 17:81, 19:1 et seq.