For the first time in more than 10 years, the Boise School District will hold a bond election early next year.

The school board voted unanimously Monday night to put a $172.5 million request on the ballot to fund a 10-year educational facilities master plan.

That includes more than $155 million for 22 major capital projects, including building six new schools on existing school sites, a new school in the Harris Ranch area, and expansion of the professional-technical center.

The professional-technical expansion would make room for new job training classes in electrical, plumbing and heating and air conditioning.

The election is set for March 14.

Administrators say the bond would not increase the current tax rate.