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Baton Rouge school board to consider downsize

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Posted: May 29, 2014 6:31 AM by Hunter Robinson
Updated: May 29, 2014 6:31 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: East Baton Rouge, school board, maps, shrink, membership

BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board will consider new maps that could shrink its membership from 11 members to nine, or perhaps fewer.

On May 1, a deeply divided board voted 6-5 to hire Redistricting LLC to redraw school board maps 18 months after the board last redrew lines for board districts in the wake of the 2010 census. The effort was prompted by thus far unsuccessful legislative efforts to force the school board to shrink its size.

The board will reconvene Thursday night to introduce reapportionment plans that Redistricting LLC has developed

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