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  • Teen accused of raping girl at school

    September 4, 2015 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies charged a 17-year-old with raping a girl while in a school locker room this summer. Deputies arrested Myron Turner Jr. on Thursday for charges of second degree rape. Investigators said the victim told them Turner forced himself on her while in the locker room... more »
  • Superintendent wants to replace Napoleonville Primary Gym check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 31, 2015 10:29 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - A smaller building could replace Napoleonville Primary's demolished gymnasium, Assumption Parish Superintendent Earl Martinez said Monday. Students have had their physical education classes in regular classrooms since the gym was condemned in 2013 because of termite damage . A wire mesh fence separates the school grounds from... more »
  • Cooking In Central 2015 Play Video

    August 31, 2015 9:12 AM

    CENTRAL- Cooking In Central is a giant tailgate that combines a passion for education with people's love for LSU football. The event helps raise money for the Central Community School System. In 2008 organizers decided to put the Cooking In Central proceeds toward schools in the city. Over the... more »
  • West Monroe High bans Confederate flag

    August 29, 2015 5:14 PM

    WEST MONROE, La. - A high school in Louisiana is restricting Confederate battle flags that have been displayed for decades at athletic events. West Monroe High School, where teams are called the rebels, has banned students from flying the flag from their vehicles on campus. Principal Shelby Ainsworth says clothing... more »
  • Hometown honors teacher killed at Sandy Hook

    August 29, 2015 12:08 PM

    STRATFORD, Conn. - A teacher who died trying to protect her students during the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown has had a new school named after her. The Victoria Soto School was dedicated Friday in her hometown of Stratford. The 27-year-old Soto was among six staff members... more »
  • School roof repair finished under the wire Play Video

    August 24, 2015 5:35 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish School System used a loophole to get emergency repairs done to fix a roof on the cafeteria at Gray's Creek Elementary School. The school board suspended the public bid law to get $200,000 worth of repairs done before school started. Every summer the... more »
  • LSU classes begin Monday Play Video

    August 24, 2015 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU faculty, staff and students are heading back to class Monday morning. University president, Dr. F. King Alexander stopped by 2une In this morning to tell News 2's John Pastorek about his expectations for the upcoming year. Students moved onto campus last week and have spent the last... more »
  • Former President still teaching Sunday School during cancer treatments

    August 23, 2015 11:24 AM

    PLAINS, Ga. - A bigger-than-usual crowd is gathering at a church in Plains, Georgia, where former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to teach a Sunday School class. It is the first class Carter has taught at the Maranatha Baptist Church since Carter disclosed details of his cancer diagnosis and treatment... more »
  • Arrest made after school mojo overdoses

    August 21, 2015 3:55 PM

    COVINGTON - Police said Friday they've arrested a high school student in connection with three students overdosing on "mojo," or synthetic marijuana, at Covington High School. Police said 18-year-old Caleb Badeaux supplied the drug, which is smoked to simulate the effects of marijuana, to the juvenile students. A... more »
  • Baton Rouge school board agrees to lower sports GPA requirement

    August 21, 2015 8:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has voted unanimously to lower the minimum grade-point average students need to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities from 2.0 to 1.5. The change immediately will allow hundreds of previously excluded teenagers the chance to take part in an array... more »
  • Police investigate three mojo overdoses at high school

    August 20, 2015 4:35 PM

    COVINGTON – Covington Police said they are investigating possible drug overdoses by three students at Covington High School Thursday afternoon. According to WWL's Ashley Rodrigue the Covington Fire Department was called to Covington High School after lunch over a report of an unresponsive student. When firefighters arrived on... more »
  • Tangipahoa officials planning student assignment plan

    August 19, 2015 8:15 AM

    AMITE- Tangipahoa Parish school officials have begun the detailed planning necessary to implement a new student assignment plan starting next year. The plan, which takes a school-choice approach to integrating the parish's schools, received approval in June from the federal judge overseeing the parish's desegregation case. Maureen Terese, the district's... more »
  • Donaldsonville Primary to keep location after vote

    August 18, 2015 7:55 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A 5-5 tie vote Tuesday night by Ascension Parish School Board members means Donaldsonville Primary will stay open at its current location rather than move further away from a nearby industrial site. The board voted for a second time on a proposal to relocate the school to... more »
  • Bus slides off the road while taking kids home check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 18, 2015 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers blame a U-turn not wide enough for large vehicles for forcing a school bus off the road while taking kids home in East Baton Rouge Parish Tuesday. Witnesses said the bus went off into a ditch at Wisteria Lakes Drive and Sullivan Road. Social media... more »
  • Chemical spill at school not serious, authorities report

    August 18, 2015 4:21 PM

    GONZALES - A fury of activity surrounded a high school here Tuesday afternoon after a shelving mishap. Numerous first responders responded to Ascension Christian for a possible hazardous materials situation. Dispatchers alerted an ambulance, firefighters and sheriff's deputies that a shelf collapsed spilling chemicals on a teacher. There... more »
  • McKinley student accused of carrying gun in backpack

    August 18, 2015 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A McKinley High School junior accused of bringing a gun to school was arrested Tuesday after a gun was found in a backpack. Members of the School Drug Task Force booked Owen Salgado Galo, 17, into the Parish Prison for illegal carrying of a weapon on... more »
  • CATS prepares to improve operations, polish its image

    August 17, 2015 7:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area Transit System is preparing to spend some serious money to improve its operations - and its image. The board will be asked to approve purchasing eight new buses at a cost of $450,000 each to replace vehicles in its aging fleet. The agency also is... more »
  • Rape case sheds light on elite prep school's sore side

    August 16, 2015 11:48 AM

    CONCORD, N.H. - A New Hampshire prep school that boasts a glittering roster of alumni - including the current secretary of state - is expected to be cast in a harsh light during the upcoming trial of a recent graduate on charges of raping a 15-year-old at the school. Nineteen-year-old... more »
  • Teen arrested at Broadmoor HS, accused of threats

    August 14, 2015 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a 16-year-old student at Broadmoor High School Friday morning and accused him of making threats against the school. An East Baton Rouge Parish Schools spokesperson said the teen threatened his teacher and made terrorizing threats against the school, which is when sheriff's deputies... more »
  • School out for 2-3 weeks after East St. John fire

    August 14, 2015 7:32 AM

    LAPLACE - School officials said some students will be out of class for up to three weeks after a fire at the East St. John the Baptist Parish Elementary School campus. Jennifer Boquet, a spokesperson for the parish school system, said students from East St. John have to be... more »
  • Roundabout open for Central's first day of school Play Video

    August 13, 2015 9:45 AM

    CENTRAL- Construction crews worked through the night to complete a roundabout before the first day of school in Central. The new traffic circle replaced the intersection at Joor Road and Gurney Road. The new traffic pattern wasn't expected to be finished in time for the first day of... more »
  • Volunteers hand out water to school kids during heat

    August 12, 2015 7:46 PM

    BAKER - Beating the heat in Baker meant passing out bottles of water to kids coming home from school. It's part of an initiative called "Stay Hydrated in Baker." Jerri Williams is one of several volunteers giving out the water. Her group is worried children won't heed warnings... more »
  • Work crews ahead of schedule on Southern bridge Play Video

    August 12, 2015 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University is getting ready for the fall semester, steadily working to complete a bridge that's been out for nearly a year. The bridge collapsed last year after it was discovered that the piping was old and water had washed away dirt from the foundation. "There... more »
  • Increase to child care assistance program gets BESE support

    August 12, 2015 5:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's state school board has given initial backing to a proposal boosting day care assistance to low-income families. A plan that won preliminary support Tuesday from the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will increase subsidies available to parents, using $10 million in available federal funding. When the... more »
  • Iberville school board approves school choice policy

    August 11, 2015 8:16 AM

    PLAQUEMINE- The Iberville Parish School Board has approved the district's school choice policy, which sets the standards by which students enrolled in Iberville schools with poor academic performance can transfer to better schools within the parish. The board's 8-1 vote Monday night comes a year after Legislature mandated local districts... more »
  • McKinley loses AC, football field scorched check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 10, 2015 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Heat caused problems for students at McKinley High School Monday when an air conditioning motor went out. In a separate incident, grass caught fire inside the school's football stadium. "That was quite interesting. Apparently something happened from the apartment complex behind the school," said McKinley High Principal... more »
  • Land donated to use for new school in Denham Springs

    August 6, 2015 11:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The parish school board accepted a donation of 16-acres of land to be used as a future elementary or middle school campus at its meeting Thursday night. The property was donated by Lee Foster, a district spokesperson said in a news release. The property is in the... more »
  • Teachers ready to start school Friday in Livingston Parish Play Video

    August 6, 2015 6:06 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Teachers at Denham Springs Junior High in Livingston Parish spent Thursday getting ready for the first day of the new school year. After prepping classrooms throughout the summer, English teacher Tammy McAnally says teachers can't wait for students to come back Friday. "Oh it's so exciting," she... more »
  • E. Feliciana tax renewal to be on upcoming ballot check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 6, 2015 5:59 PM

    CLINTON - This week the East Feliciana Parish School Board voted to put three tax renewals on the ballot. The taxes up for renewal are a 17 mill property tax and two 1 cent sales taxes. Most of the money gotten from the taxes will go toward salaries and... more »
  • First day of classes for some students check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 6, 2015 9:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Some kids in Baton Rouge are heading back to class today. School officially starts on Thursday for students in East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana and Tangipahoa Parish. Last month, parents in Tangipahoa Parish asked the school board to postpone the first day of classes because of... more »
  • Often problematic transfer site will have large security force this school year

    August 5, 2015 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - School leaders here hope to combat any problems at an often problematic bus stop before they begin by posting numerous security officers there as school starts Thursday. Parents have complained about issues at the transfer site, at Choctaw and North Sherwood Forest, for years. The East... more »
  • School buses ready to roll this week Play Video

    August 5, 2015 6:12 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Mechanics for the Livingston Parish School system are gearing up school buses for the start of another school year. With more than 300 buses to maintain, the handful of mechanics stay busy making repairs and keeping buses on the road. The mechanics say the most common issues deal... more »
  • New EBR superintendent excited for upcoming school year check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 5, 2015 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of teachers, faculty and staff gathered in East Baton Rouge Parish to kick off the new school year Wednesday. A before school rally opened with a message from EBR Superintendent Warren Drake to the 6,000 school employees who packed into the Bethany World Prayer Center... more »
  • State sales tax holiday Friday, Saturday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 5, 2015 8:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's annual sales tax holiday is Friday and Saturday, just in time for families preparing to send their children back to school. The holiday provides an exemption from state sales tax on the first $2,500 of the purchase price of most individual items of tangible personal property for... more »
  • School start dates

    August 2, 2015 10:14 PM

    Thursday Aug. 6 East Baton Rouge East Feliciana Tangipahoa Friday, Aug. 7 Livingston St. Helena Monday, Aug. 10 Ascension Baker Iberville West Baton... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Back-to-School Expo check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 31, 2015 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The fourth annual Back-to-Schoo Expo is back in Baton Rouge this weekend. The event serves as a one-stop shop for people looking for supplies and information on the upcoming school year. Volunteers will be handing out more than 1,800 school supply bags that were donated from... more »
  • New charter school in Baker check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 30, 2015 10:45 AM

    BAKER- Some students in Baker are getting ready to start classes at a brand new school. Impact Charter Elementary is the first charter school to be authorized specifically for the city. The new facility is over 37,000 square feet and offers cutting edge technology for student learning. The... more »
  • EBR schools to receive fruit tree donation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 30, 2015 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Schools in East Baton Rouge are getting a healthy bonus. Every school in the district is set to receive a donation of fruit trees. The trees are being donated by a Dr. Thom Dihn, who hopes the trees will influence students to make healthy eating choices. ... more »
  • Tangipahoa schools to allow all students to wear shorts

    July 28, 2015 7:57 AM

    AMITE- Tangipahoa Parish school administrators have amended the district's uniform policies to allow students to wear shorts. The move comes after a recent outcry from parents about sending their children to school amid the intense summer heat. Effective immediately, Superintendent Mark Kolwe said in a news release late Monday all... more »
  • After complaints over heat, all students can wear shorts to school

    July 27, 2015 5:50 PM

    AMITE - As promised last week, public school leaders announced a uniform policy change because of concerns the temperature will be too hot to handle when school starts next week. Mark Kolwe, the Tangipahoa Parish Schools superintendent, said all students will be able to wear shorts. Previously, only kids... more »
  • Pointe Coupee superintendent brings change, saves money

    July 27, 2015 8:38 AM

    NEW ROADS- Pointe Coupee Parish School Board members say newly hired Superintendent Kevin Lemoine has shaved off nearly $1.3 million in expenditures from the 2015-16 proposed $22.2 million budget. Board members rejected a previous spending plan, primarily from former superintendent Linda D'Amico, which included a projected deficit of nearly $630,000... more »
  • WBR schools revamp tech classes Play Video

    July 23, 2015 7:39 PM

    PORT ALLEN - New programs at high schools in West Baton Rouge Parish District will help students get skilled jobs. The district is revamping its technical classes to meet skills desired by area businesses and industries. The new classes will focus on math and science, benefiting students going to college... more »
  • Metro Council passes proposal for extra Head Start safety check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 22, 2015 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Metro Council is looked at improving security at all Head Start programs throughout the parish at its meeting on Wednesday. The Council approved a measure to allow for the installation of a special security laminate covering on all windows and doors on the parishe's 14... more »
  • Back to school vaccinations check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 21, 2015 11:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Children everywhere are getting ready to head back to school, but school supplies isn't the only thing kids need to start the year off right. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is reminding parents and guardians to make sure their children are up to date on all... more »
  • Parents say it's too hot to start school in August

    July 21, 2015 12:54 AM

    AMITE - Parents will ask the public school system in Tangipahoa Parish to delay the start of the school year over heat concerns. "School is starting tin two weeks and this week, you looked up 'ten day forecast,' and it's still high temperatures with the kids going to school,"... more »
  • Officials say school will keep 'Midget' name, mascot

    July 17, 2015 11:18 AM

    FREEBURG - Athletes at a southern Illinois high school will keep the nickname Freeburg Midgets, despite the objections of a group representing people with dwarfism who find the name offensive. About 500 people gathered at the Freeburg Community High School late Thursday to urge the school board not to dump... more »
  • Baton Rouge Edufest check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 17, 2015 9:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- As summer winds down, groups across Baton Rouge are working hard to make sure kids are ready to go back to school. Last year, the Baton Rouge mayor's office got started on the My Brother's Keeper initiative, a program that addresses opportunity gaps faced by young men... more »
  • East Feliciana Middle gets ready for school year by cleaning up Play Video

    July 16, 2015 6:13 PM

    CLINTON - School officials are gearing up for the upcoming school year by making sure the halls and classrooms are clean. Schools Superintendent Carlos Sam told News Two a private maintenance company was hired to clean up East Feliciana Middle School. Over the summer, the school hosted kids... more »
  • Sisters of Sophistication's back to school rally check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 16, 2015 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Sisters of Sophistication organization is holding its 12th annual back to school rally in East Baton Rouge Parish. The event will provide school supplies, lunch, and door prizes for children in the area. Less than 75 kids attended the first ever back to school event. This... more »
  • DHH asks parents to ensure vaccinations are current

    July 16, 2015 6:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- With the beginning of a new school year quickly approaching, state health regulators are urging parents to make sure their children have received all required vaccinations. State officials say Louisiana law requires children, ages 4 or older and entering kindergarten, pre-kindergarten or Head Start programs, to have proof... more »
  • Iberville school board denies request for charter school

    July 14, 2015 11:13 AM

    ST. GABRIEL - After the Iberville Parish School Board denied its application to open a charter school, the group of North Iberville parents and community leaders pushing for the school will now have to appeal to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Advocate reports the board's unanimous... more »
  • Booking it with Big Baby Play Video

    July 14, 2015 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU alumnus and NBA power forward, Glen Davis, is giving back to the Baton Rouge community. This morning he stopped by 2une In with Kali Johnson to talk to John Pastorek about his mission to challenge children to read. Davis is currently traveling around the area to... more »
  • Tangipahoa teachers to get extra funds

    July 13, 2015 9:12 AM

    AMITE- The Tangipahoa Parish School System will use extra state revenue it received for this school year to cover mandatory supplemental pay for certified teachers. The state legislature gave funding to public school districts outside the Minimum Foundation Program, a formula used to fund school systems, which they can put... more »
  • Lafayette considering common grading system for high schools

    July 10, 2015 7:17 AM

    LAFAYETTE- Lafayette Parish School System educators are working out a common grading system for high schools as part of a review of the parish's pupil progression plan. The school system's new chief academic officer, Annette Samec, informed school board members of the potential common grading system during Wednesday's board meeting.... more »
  • Lafayette looking for teachers in key areas

    July 9, 2015 8:34 AM

    LAFAYETTE- The Lafayette Parish School System is struggling to find teachers for certain subjects, leading to a critical shortage declaration. However, Superintendent Donald Aguillard says the critical designation is routine and is often done by school districts. The move allows the school system to further advertise the positions and hire... more »
  • Laptop program in Ascension schools grows Play Video

    July 8, 2015 6:38 PM

    SORENTO - A program providing laptops for Ascension Parish students is growing. The school board approved adding an additional 5,000 computers for students to take home to the 12,000 they already have. That will let the district give laptops to fifth graders this coming school year. The goal... more »
  • Ascension school board looks to April date for bond election

    July 8, 2015 8:08 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- The Ascension Parish School Board is looking at an election date of April 2, 2016, to bring a bond proposal to voters. But the exact amount of money they want to raise and the projects they would fund have yet to be determined. Board committees have talked about using... more »
  • New Pointe Coupee superintendent sets ambitious agenda

    July 6, 2015 8:02 AM

    NEW ROADS- In his first week as Pointe Coupee Parish's new school superintendent, Kevin Lemoine has already toured all five of the district's campuses, met with principals and key staff and started crunching numbers for the district's next fiscal year budget. Lemoine's agenda for his first year as superintendent includes... more »
  • Public school districts getting more control over books

    July 2, 2015 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal has agreed to give local public school districts more freedom to choose their textbooks. The governor's office announced Wednesday that Jindal had signed a measure by Rep. Gene Reynolds, a Minden Democrat, that will let local districts decide which books and materials should be used... more »
  • EBRPSS Superintendent Warren Drake check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 1, 2015 9:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School System has a new leader this morning. Warren Drake worked as a consultant in May, served as acting superintendent in June, and today he officially begins his term as superintendent. Before coming to Baton Rouge, Drake was the superintendent for the... more »
  • California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation

    June 30, 2015 1:15 PM

    SACRAMENTO - The governor of California has signed a contentious bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown says in a statement Tuesday that science clearly shows vaccines dramatically protect children against infectious diseases. The bill strikes California's personal belief exemption... more »
  • Layoffs begin in Baker school district

    June 24, 2015 7:56 AM

    BAKER- Superintendent Herman Brister says some teachers and staff have already been laid off as part of a plan to save the Baker School District $1.2 million. Brister, who replaced outgoing superintendent Ulysses Joseph on May 28, could not confirm how many employees of the Baker School District have received... more »
  • Drake wants 34 positions eliminated in EBR schools check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 17, 2015 7:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Acting Superintendent for East Baton Rouge Schools, Warren Drake, is proposing a $1 million in cuts to the school district. The cuts would in part come from reducing and eliminating a number of administrative jobs, 34 positions in all. Drake would also hire nine new... more »
  • New junior high school coming to Livingston Parish Play Video

    June 17, 2015 5:24 PM

    WATSON - The Livingston Parish School Board will open bids Thursday on a $4 million project to create a new school in the Watson area. The new Live Oak Junior High will take over the old, run down high school location in the Live Oak community. The new junior... more »
  • Proposed industrial park near school concerns residents check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 15, 2015 7:35 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Some residents are concerned a proposed industrial park may be too close to a school. However, Ascension Parish leaders say the school is outside any danger zone. The industrial park is proposed near Lowery Middle and Elementary Schools. Part of the park would be zoned for heavy... more »
  • Lawmakers agree to loosen rules on school textbook selection

    June 9, 2015 12:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local public school districts will have more freedom to choose their textbooks, if Gov. Bobby Jindal agrees to a bill backed by lawmakers. The measure by Rep. Gene Reynolds, a Minden Democrat, will let local districts decide which books and materials should be used in their classrooms.... more »
  • Louisiana school voucher program before US appeals court

    June 1, 2015 4:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal appeals court in New Orleans is set to hear arguments on whether the state must report to the U.S. government about schools and families in Louisiana's program to provide some students with taxpayer-funded private school tuition vouchers. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear... more »
  • Fire investigators to look at other buses after one bursts into flames

    May 23, 2015 12:03 AM

    MORGANZA - Fire investigators will review the maintenance records and recall notifications for all 2009 International CE 200 school buses in the fleet that runs the streets of Pointe Coupee Parish after a bus mysteriously burst into flames last week . Investigators ruled the fire accidental Friday. The bus... more »
  • Mayor to hold conference on Summer Feeding Program Play Video

    May 19, 2015 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Free lunches are getting started for children across East Baton Rouge Parish. The USDA Summer Feeding Program works to make sure kids are staying fed while they're out of school. The Summer Feeding Program has been in Baton Rouge for the past 30 years. In the last... more »
  • Too many As leads to GPA snafu Play Video

    May 15, 2015 11:31 PM

    LIVONIA - Slight disgruntlement overshadowed Friday's graduation ceremony somewhat after the school decided to make two students valedictorians. The students, both girls, had a GPA difference of .0083%. At first, Rekeya Blackmore thought she had earned the title of top of her class. But, this week, she learned that... more »
  • East Baton Rouge: Beyond Bricks Play Video

    May 15, 2015 9:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Community leaders are continuing their efforts to breathe new life into the public school system. The group, Beyond Bricks, spent months researching what the community wants and needs from their public schools. Now, they're sharing what they've found in an attempt to help move the system forward. ... more »
  • Livingston Parish school expanding cafeteria, classrooms Play Video

    May 14, 2015 6:18 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Bids opened Thursday on the expansion of an elementary school in Livingston Parish. Southside Elementary School in Denham Springs will get an additional building on its campus that will bring in a new cafeteria and five new classrooms. The school's current cafeteria will be transformed into... more »
  • School funding gets $78M boost from House

    May 13, 2015 6:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A $3.6 billion public school financing formula that would boost spending by $78 million next year started moving forward in the Legislature, getting approval Wednesday from the House Education Committee. The formula was devised by Superintendent of Education John White and the Board of Elementary and Secondary... more »
  • Ex-New Orleans school official pleads guilty

    May 13, 2015 5:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans school board member has changed his plea to guilty in a federal bribery case. Ira Thomas pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery and wire fraud. The hearing comes more than two months after U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite (poh-LEET')... more »
  • School bus fire under investigation

    May 12, 2015 11:55 AM

    MORGANZA - Investigators said they're looking into what happened to a school bus which caught fire in Pointe Coupee Parish overnight. Spokesperson Will Love with First Student confirmed one of their buses parked at the shuttered Pointe Coupee Central High School was burned sometime Monday evening. Love said an... more »
  • Police: student sold classmate drugs to assist with suicide

    May 8, 2015 11:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a teen boy after a classmate told a nurse at Belaire High School, she tried to commit suicide with drugs she bought from him in the cafeteria Friday. The girl, who was not identified in a police report obtained by WBRZ News 2, sought... more »
  • Board approves Baton Rouge school superintendent contract

    May 8, 2015 7:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has voted unanimously to a three-year contract that will allow former Zachary Superintendent Warren Drake to take over as superintendent no later than July 1. Drake would make $235,000 a year in base salary, which is slightly less than what Superintendent... more »
  • Special education programs in Catholic schools check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 7, 2015 8:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Catholic schools in the capital area are known for their quality education. Now, seven of those Catholic schools are implementing brand new programs for students with special needs. The Catholic diocese performed a three year study on special education needs in our area, and beginning next semester,... more »
  • Baton Rouge school board, superintendent work out contract

    May 7, 2015 7:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Warren Drake and East Baton Rouge Parish School Board leaders say they have worked out a deal to allow the former Zachary superintendent to take the helm of the second-largest public school system in Louisiana. Drake's proposed employment contract is on Thursday's agenda for a School Board meeting.... more »
  • Bottom of the ninth; Redemptorist plays final home game check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 6, 2015 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Redemptorist High baseball team played its final home game Wednesday night at Emerald Park against Oak Grove. The game, more than just a match on the diamond; this was a goodbye for alumni and students. The last class will graduate this Friday and the school... more »
  • National Charter Schools Week check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 6, 2015 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- May 3rd through May 9th is National Charter Schools Week, giving charter schools throughout the country the chance to become more prominent and highlight their success. In Louisiana there are over 134 schools serving over 70,000 students. This morning, State Representative, Steve Carter, and Sarah Broome stopped... more »
  • St. George petition approaching deadline

    May 5, 2015 8:26 AM

    ST. GEORGE- A last-ditch effort to create a new city in East Baton Rouge Parish is moving forward. Supporters of a new city of St. George say they're on track to have enough signatures on their petition by the May deadline. They have until the end of May to... more »
  • Voters around Louisiana OK 49 taxes, nix 10

    May 4, 2015 3:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Voters in 28 parishes around Louisiana considered nearly 60 tax measures, and the vast majority passed. New or renewed taxes include one for libraries in New Orleans, a $175 service charge for a Bastrop fire protection district, and four for Rapides Parish schools. Slidell-area voters turned down proposals... more »

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