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Plans for reopening Istrouma to be released Wednesday

9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 February 08, 2016 3:56 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Future plans for Istrouma High School will be discussed at a community meeting Wednesday.

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is working to re-open the shuttered high school. After being taken over by the state, it was closed and the campus was recently given back to the local public school district. School system leaders in Baton Rouge have said re-opening Istrouma is a priority, but it will be expensive.

At first, the school system estimated it would cost about $10 million to get the campus ready for students in August. But, there is a concern more money and work is needed to get the campus ready.

The meeting this week will focus on the issues. The meeting is Wednesday, February 10 from 6-8 p.m. in the Winbourne Elementary School cafeteria.

"District leadership and board representatives will share the current state of the school facility as well as potential timelines, and engage in a dialogue about a vision for programming at the new school," a system spokesperson said in a statement Monday.

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