Breakaway school district bill before committee
BATON ROUGE - Supporters of a breakaway school district in southeast Baton Rouge gathered at the Capitol today for a committee hearing over the bills to create it.
The House Education Committee scheduled a hearing for the two bills this morning. Both were approved in the Senate last week.
If passed out of committee and approved in the House, the measure would go to a statewide vote for final approval.
Supporters say they want to create a community school district similar to the ones in Zachary and Baker. Critics say the district would unfairly drain the East Baton Rouge Parish School system of students and resources.
News 2's Adrian Pittman is at the committee meeting, and will have developments tonight.
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