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Changes announced for several EBR schools

3 years 5 months 3 weeks ago April 03, 2013 Apr 3, 2013 Wednesday, April 03 2013 April 03, 2013 12:22 PM in News
Source: East Baton Rouge School System
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge School System announced big changes for four schools in the district today.

Lee High, Belfair, Delmont and Mayfair schools will all see significant updates according to the school system's plans.

The school system will turn Lee High into a dedicated magnet program starting in the 2013-2014 school year. It will focus on "STEAM" skills, or science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. It will also receive a significant renovation to update it for those programs.

Belfair will become a dedicated Montessori program starting in the 2013-2014 school year, and increase its number of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes. They'll also expand to include 6th grade students next year, and 7th and 8th grade students will also be added in the next two years.

Delmont will become a dedicated pre-kindergarten and kindergarten center in the 2013-2014 school year. Students in other grades at Delmont will be reassigned or given the choice to join a new magnet program.

Mayfair will also be reconfigured because of a partnership with the LSU Lab School. The parternship will start with K-2 in the 2013 - 2014 school year, and expand to higher grades in following years. All current middle school students at Mayfair will be reassigned or given the choice to join a magnet program.

The school system scheduled four meetings for parents to learn about the changes and how to apply for new magnet programs:

Lee High School - April 9, 6 p.m.
Belfair Elementary - April 9, 6 p.m.
Delmont Elementary - April 10, 6 p.m.
Mayfair Middle - April 11, 6 p.m. 

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