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Board backs renovation project at Istrouma High

3 years ago January 20, 2012 Jan 20, 2012 Friday, January 20 2012 Friday, January 20, 2012 6:10:18 AM CST in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has approved spending $586,000 to renovate classrooms on the second floor of Istrouma High School.

Two months ago the board voted to delay the construction at the high school over the objections of Superintendent John Dilworth.

Istrouma High School is a possible target for state takeover unless the school system persuades the state to renew a memorandum of understanding it has to operate the school.

Renovations were postponed because some board members were concerned about whether Istrouma would be taken over by the state.

After Thursday's meeting, board President Barbara Freiberg said talks with the state continue, but the high school needs the renovations, regardless of who runs it.

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