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New Live Oak High not ready for students

3 years ago August 09, 2012 Aug 9, 2012 Thursday, August 09 2012 Thursday, August 09, 2012 5:09:15 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Rob Krieger

WATSON - As school started in Livingston Parish, not everyone got the welcome back they were expecting.

Students at Live Oak High School had to return to their old building to begin the year, because their new building isn't completed.

Contractors for the new Live Oak High ran into a problems with rain delays and several copper thefts at the work site.

"I think if it hadn't been for the copper thefts, that really set the contractors back a good two to three months," said Bill Spear, the superintendent of Livingston Parish Schools.

Though the push back isn't a deal-breaker for parents.

"It was a little disappointing, but you know when we drive down there we can see it's almost here, so it was a little disappointing, but at the same time we know it's going to be bigger and better," said Joanne Danna, who's freshman started school today.

The contractor says the school could be ready for students as soon as October, but construction could continue through the end of the year.

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