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Board accepts proposal to close high school

3 years 2 months 2 days ago March 28, 2014 Mar 28, 2014 Friday, March 28 2014 March 28, 2014 5:12 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

NEW ROADS- The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board accepted a proposal from the state Recovery School District to funnel high school students from Pointe Coupee Central High to Livonia High beginning in the fall.

The state no longer wants to run the school, so it will be returned to the parish's public school system and closed pending approval by a judge. The school system is still under a desegregation order.

But, that plan does not sit well with parents who showed up to Thursday's board meeting in force. Close to three hundred, about double the number of students actually attending Pointe Coupee Central, voiced their concerns about the planned closure.

"We just need to focus on what the real issue is, and that is children, and making sure they get a quality education," said Jadon Hooper, a teacher.

Livonia High School is a higher-performing school.
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