Classroom additions open at three BR schools, planned for nine more

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Posted: Jan 7, 2011 9:32 PM by Ashley Rodrigue
Updated: Jan 7, 2011 9:32 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: East Baton Rouge Parish, schools, additions, classrooms, overcrowding, Woodlawn

BATON ROUGE- Students and teachers at three schools in East Baton Rouge Parish returned to classes Friday with some new leg room.

The school district received $21 million in federal stimulus money to add on to overcrowded schools. The first round of classroom additions were opened for the first time Friday at Woodlawn High, South Boulevard Elementary and Park Forest Elementary.

Nine more schools are now on the fast track to getting more space for next school year. The 40 classrooms will be spread among eight elementaries and one middle school.

They're set to open at the start of the 2011 school year.

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