Judge denies St. Helena school board request
GREENSBURG - A federal judge denied a request by the St. Helena Parish School Board to let the parish offer middle school grades to its students.
Judge James J. Brady effectively upheld his May 2010 order that gave control over the poorly performing St. Helena Central Middle School to the state-run Recovery School District.
St. Helena Parish has only three schools - elementary, middle and high. The parish school board runs only the elementary and high schools at the moment.
The school board's attorney filed a motion May 1 asking Brady either to give St. Helena Central Middle School back to the school board or let the parish add fifth and sixth grades to its elementary school and seventh and eighth grades to its high school.