Posted: Oct 22, 2012 6:10 PM by Adrian Pittman
Updated: Oct 22, 2012 6:10 PM
BATON ROUGE - After two months, students at Crestworth Learning Academy had their second "first day of school" today.
Crestworth had to close the day before school started in August due fire code violations, faulty electrical wiring, and other problems. The closure forced students to start the year off at Glen Oaks Middle School while the problems were fixed.
Today, 107 6th through 8th graders filled the halls of Crestworth, back in the school of their choice for the first time this year.
"Our students are very excited to be back just like they would from summer vacation," said Crestworth's principal, Ericka Jones.
The Recovery School District noticed the problems when it took over the school in July from a charter group.
The district fixed the problems, and also painted the walls and installed new carpeting.
Students say they're excited to be back in their school.
"It feels good because it looks kind of the same but it looks brand new," said 7th grader Dalayli Franklin.
Jones said she's happy to get the rest of the school year underway back at Crestworth.
"I feel great about being able to walk the halls of this school, I feel very proud, I know a lot of hard work went into getting us back," she said.
The school opened two months earlier than expected.