Meeting to discuss EBR school closures underway

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Posted: Jan 6, 2011 5:33 PM by Michael Shingleton, Ashley Rodrigue
Updated: Jan 6, 2011 5:33 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: East, Baton, Rouge, Parish, School, Board, Meeting, John, Dilworth, Banks, Elementary, Brookstown, Elementary

BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is set to vote on a number of issues at Thursday's meeting.

So far, Superintendent John Dilworth has added to his original plan.

The additions include keeping Polk Elementary open two more years, but they must improve enrollment and test scores, building a new Progress Elementary by the 2013-2014 school year, and reviewing plans to expand Scotlandville Elementary to include a middle school.

These changes will be approved by the board before becoming reality.

Tonight, the board votes yes or no to close two schools and relocate their students. The plan shuts down Banks and Brookstown Elementary and sends their students to Progress, Delmont and the new Claiborne Elementary.

News 2's Ashley Rodrigue is at the meeting and will have the latest as soon as the vote comes down.

See the attached video for how parents feel about the changes.

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