Possible new EBR school district causes mixed reactions

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Posted: Sep 14, 2010 5:11 PM by Mike Steele
Updated: Sep 14, 2010 6:58 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Shenandoah, school, district, EBR, tax, Zachary, Baker, Central

There may be new traction for an old plan involving public schools in southeast Baton Rouge.

The plan involves creating a new school system in the Shenandoah area. Central, Baker and Zachary have already started new districts in recent years. Zachary and Central are currently two of the top performing districts in the state.

Baton Rouge businessman David Fa-Kouri said he supported previous attempts to break off from EBR but said he's not part of any current effort. He said some families may not be able to afford private school due to the downturn in the economy.

Fa-Kouri said revamping the public school system could keep families from moving outside the parish. He said he does have concerns about the EBR school system losing tax revenue.

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