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  • Schools remain gun-free after weapons bill pulled Play Video

    April 16, 2014 2:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Chalmette lawmaker shelved his proposal to let school employees who have a concealed handgun permit to go to work armed. Rep. Ray Garofalo pulled his bill Wednesday after getting negative feedback from the House criminal justice committee. Garofalo said he wanted to send a message that violent... more »
  • Education tips from former college stars Play Video

    April 2, 2014 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two former college football stars are visiting East Baton Rouge Parish schools to give students a pep talk about education. Former USC Trojan Keith Davis and Florida State Seminole Clarence Lee stopped by Merrydale Elementary, Ryan Elementary and Glen Oaks Park Elementary to give students advice... more »
  • Following error-filled state audit, school system will perform its own

    March 20, 2014 9:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board voted Thursday night to run its own audit following one done by the state that found serious issues. Auditors said student records had serious errors and found evidence of diploma fraud. But, at the meeting, BESE and state... more »
  • Learn the importance of music with Music in our Schools Play Video

    March 17, 2014 9:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Renee Chatelain, the executive director of the Manship Theatre, and Andy Pizzo, a band director and jazz tromboner visited 2une In Monday to talk about Music in our Schools. Some of the top student and faculty talents in East Baton Rouge Parish will be showcased on... more »
  • Central wants to toughen admissions policy

    March 9, 2014 11:13 AM

    CENTRAL, La. - The Central School Board wants to make it harder for parents who live outside the school district to send their children to Central schools illegally. The board's policy committee has voted to send a new "evidence of domicile" policy to the full board for consideration. The proposal... more »
  • Discrimination case against Ascension Schools begins Play Video

    February 18, 2014 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A discrimination case filed against the Ascension Parish School Board in 2008 began Tuesday with opening statements and testimony from school board members and parents in the district. The case stems from a move the board made in 2008 to help alleviate overcrowding at Dutchtown Middle... more »
  • Ascension Schools discrimination case set to begin Play Video

    February 17, 2014 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A federal lawsuit first filed in 2008 claims the Ascension Parish School Board discriminated when it redrew district lines to alleviate overcrowding. The plaintiff in the case, Darrin Kenny Lewis, claims that when Ascension went through a redistricting process the school board forced his children into East... more »
  • Obama vows to improve education at all levels

    January 28, 2014 8:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is promising to improve American education from preschool to college in his State of the Union address. Obama promised to connect 15,000 schools and 20 million students with high-speed broadband in the next two years. It's part of the goal he announced last summer to... more »
  • EBR Schools redistricting plan approved Play Video

    January 16, 2014 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUTE - School Board members voted Thursday night to fix an overcrowding problem in Baton Rouge elementary schools. The board passed new attendance zones for Woodlawn and Jefferson Terrace Elementary Schools. The changes were passed with an amendment to phase students out gradually. If your student already goes... more »
  • St. Helena schools closed Wednesday

    January 7, 2014 7:18 PM

    GREENSBURG - Public schools in the St. Helena Parish School District are closed Wednesday. St. Helena Middle School, which is run by the Recovery School District, is also closed tomorrow. It's the second day the schools will be closed due to the cold weather. However, all 12-month... more »
  • Public school enrollment grows slightly in 2013

    January 3, 2014 9:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Louisiana public K-12 school enrollment rose this fall to 713,104 students from 707,431 the year before, with numbers generally increasing across the greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge metropolitan areas. That's according to figures from the Louisiana Department of Education. Education Department spokesman Barry Landry tells The Times-Picayune... more »
  • Delay issued in tax assessment Play Video

    December 17, 2013 5:53 PM

    GONZALES - Schools in Assumption Parish may pay the price for some companies not paying enough taxes. A recent audit revealed close to $15 million in undeclared taxes, of which $5.5 million is supposed to go to schools. On Tuesday, though, the tax commission delayed a decision on whether... more »
  • St. George school district plans six new schools

    December 9, 2013 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Backers of a city of St. George and its new school district propose to build six new schools in the area. It would put one high school, two middle schools and three elementary schools on the west side of Interstate 10 where there are no schools... more »
  • Lawmakers discuss charter takeovers Play Video

    November 7, 2013 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal money and the closing of two schools in north Baton Rouge has drawn the attention of some state leaders, who expressed concerns at a community meeting Thursday. Several lawmakers met with parents living near Istrouma High Thursday, one of the schools slated to be closed... more »
  • New superintendent for Caddo Schools

    October 26, 2013 5:17 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish Schools have named Theodis Lamar Goree, Jr. as their new area superintendent. Goree's father was a math teacher and his mother served as a counselor for Caddo Parish Schools. Goree is scheduled to begin work on December 1st under a three year contract. Goree was... more »
  • Contractor chosen for St. Helena school project

    October 23, 2013 7:23 AM

    GREENSBURG - The St. Helena Parish School Board named Ragusa Construction, of Independence, as the contractor for renovations and additions at St. Helena Central High School. The school board held a special meeting Tuesday to award the bid in advance of a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday. Ragusa's base... more »
  • State voucher program grows

    October 21, 2013 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawsuits, funding concerns and questions of quality haven't stopped the growth of Gov. Bobby Jindal's voucher program. The program added more than 1,800 students this year, according to the first official tally for the current school year released Monday. The state education department said 6,751 students are... more »
  • WBR school superintendent to retire

    October 17, 2013 7:29 AM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge Parish School Superintendent David Corona says he's retiring from the school system effective in July. Corona made the announcement on his 65th birthday during the school board's regular meeting Wednesday night. Corona, who will have served as the school district's superintendent for... more »
  • East Baton Rouge schools hold flu vaccine clinic

    October 1, 2013 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Magnet High School hosted a flu vaccine clinic for students, teachers and community members. Our Lady of the Lake Pediatrician Dr. Roberta Vicari says the preventative measures that the community is taking should reduce the amount of flu cases for the upcoming season. ... more »
  • Baton Rouge private school gets Blue Ribbon recognition

    September 25, 2013 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Department of Education has recognized six Louisiana schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools, including a private school in Baton Rouge. Most Blessed Sacrament School, a Catholic elementary school in Baton Rouge, was the only private school in Louisiana recognized. Three of the schools are... more »
  • St. Helena board seeks to regain control of school

    September 17, 2013 9:15 AM

    GREENSBURG- The St. Helena Parish School Board is appealing a federal judge's decision to deny the board a new trial after the judge rejected the parish's request to offer middle school grades to its students. U.S. District Judge James J. Brady shot down a request in August by the school... more »
  • West Feliciana schools changing grading period

    August 21, 2013 11:34 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - West Feliciana Parish Superintendent Hollis G. Milton told the school board that all the schools in the district will change from a six-week grading period to a nine-week grading system. Milton said this was in keeping with the state's more rigorous Common Core Standards in reading and... more »
  • Funding boosted for Course Choice, to add students

    August 15, 2013 1:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Superintendent of Education John White says he's adding another $1 million to the budget for the state's new Course Choice program to eliminate the waiting list. The program offers online and nontraditional high school course offerings to public school students. Academic courses and skills training are being taught... more »
  • Board to consider strategic plan for schools

    August 11, 2013 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is considering a set of recommendations broadly aimed at lifting performance. The Advocate reports the 21-page strategic plan is expected to create controversy. It suggests giving principals more say in hiring teachers and more control of their school budgets. The... more »
  • Zachary school enrollment continues to climb

    August 9, 2013 8:47 AM

    ZACHARY - The Zachary Community School District expects an enrollment increase of more than 100 students for the upcoming school year. As of Thursday, Superintendent Scott Devillier said enrollment in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and grades first through 12th was 5,490. Personnel Director Yolanda Williams said the count amounts to... more »
  • EBR bus drivers train for new school year Play Video

    August 6, 2013 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of buses will hit the roads in East Baton Rouge Parish next week when school begins in Louisiana. Gary Reese, the director of transportation for East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, said before their bus drivers got behind the wheel they first had to go through... more »
  • Complaint alleges bias by N.O. school officials

    August 2, 2013 12:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Legal advocates have asked federal authorities to investigate their claims that New Orleans school officials discriminate against the parents of Asian-American and Latino students. A complaint filed Friday with the Justice Department alleges that the Orleans Parish School Board, the Recovery School District and three charter school... more »
  • West Feliciana schools end year with surplus

    July 24, 2013 7:50 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Better-than-expected sales tax collections, an increase in state aid and budget cuts helped the West Feliciana Parish school system end the 2012-13 fiscal year with a surplus. Instead of having to dip into a "rainy day" fund to the tune of $500,000 as expected, Finance Director Helen... more »
  • School board discusses changes to Mayfair, Delmont Play Video

    July 18, 2013 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jeremy Collins devotes much of his attention to his brand new baby girl. He says he gave that same attention to his son back when he attended Delmont Elementary. "My son passed to the kindergarten. I mean it's a pretty good school," he says. But... more »
  • Fmr. EBR school leader among finalists for Caddo job

    July 17, 2013 9:58 AM

    SHREVEPORT - The Caddo Parish School Board has narrowed the search for its next superintendent to three, one of whom previously served in Baton Rouge. John Dilworth, Mary Nash Robinson and Agnella Perera are the finalists for the job. Dilworth currently lives in Alabama, but spent 17 years... more »
  • Officials scale back tax plans in Central

    July 9, 2013 8:11 AM

    CENTRAL - Central School Superintendent Michael Faulk says he is scaling back a series of spending proposals he outlined earlier this year. Faulk is proposing selling $13.1 million in construction bonds, with about $8.1 million dedicated to Central High School. That includes an estimated $5.8 million for a new... more »
  • Improvements coming to St. Helena Parish schools Play Video

    June 26, 2013 5:23 PM

    GREENSBURG - The ailing school district in Saint Helena Parish is getting a fresh start thanks to a property tax passed in November. The school district is renovating the high school and elementary buildings after years of neglect. It's the first renovation of the schools since they were built... more »
  • NCAA APR again hits schools with lesser resources

    June 11, 2013 3:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Eighteen Division I teams will miss the postseason, and another 18 squads in men's basketball and nine other college sports will trade practice time for remedial classroom sessions under NCAA academic progress reports released Tuesday. Poor Academic Progress Rate scores mean postseason bans in 2013-14 for teams... more »
  • Teacher quits instructing amid La. teaching controversy

    June 2, 2013 7:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Derrick Petit tells former LSU classmate Tanesha Craig. He broke the news to her today that he is leaving behind a profession they both dreamed of back in college. "I feel like I've done what I can for the students in the classroom," he says. Petit... more »
  • West Feliciana joining schools coop

    June 1, 2013 10:43 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. - The West Feliciana Parish School Board will join a cooperative of school districts that hope to save money through bulk purchases of computers and software and by devising online courses. The Advocate reports the district will pay $1,500 to join the District Cooperative of Louisiana. The... more »
  • Video of youth fighting: plea or politics? Play Video

    May 31, 2013 9:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A video montage showing fights involving young people is raising questions about the timing of the release. The videos were released on-line by the organization Local Schools for Local Children on the heels of the passage of the bill that set up a breakway school district... more »
  • Local schools prepared for disaster Play Video

    May 21, 2013 6:01 PM

    GONZALES - Pecan Grove Primary is nearing the end of the school year, but students are still practicing for a severe weather scenario. This comes after a tornado ripped apart an Oklahoma town and damaged two schools. At least seven children were killed at one of those schools. ... more »
  • Kids rescued from rubble at Okla. elementary

    May 20, 2013 4:02 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - Several children have been pulled out of the rubble alive at a school in an Oklahoma City suburb. An Associated Press photographer saw several children being pulled out of what was left of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., on Monday after a massive tornado... more »
  • Audit: DOE skipped steps in monitoring charters

    May 20, 2013 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says the state education department had gaps in its monitoring of the academic performance of Louisiana's charter schools. The review, released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office, looked at charter school monitoring activities during the 2011-12 budget year. The audit says the Department... more »
  • St. Helena schools to offer buyouts

    May 12, 2013 10:29 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. - The St. Helena Parish School Board has approved a plan to offer early retirement buyouts to some staff members. The Advocate reports certified employees would be offered $5,500 to take early retirement, and noncertified employees would be offered $3,000. School system officials say six certified and three... more »
  • Schools lose power in storm

    May 10, 2013 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two schools in East Baton Rouge Parish had to make changes today after losing power in a storm early this morning. EBR Schools Spokesperson Suan Nelson said Riveroaks Elementary lost power after students arrived for classes this morning. Entergy said it would not be restored... more »
  • Voucher program needs funding Play Video

    May 8, 2013 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A day after a court ruled the funding source for the state's private school voucher program was unconstitutional, lawmakers at the Capitol are discussing how to fund the program. In previous years, funding for a similar program in New Orleans was allocated in the general budget, known... more »
  • Vandals cause thousands of dollars of damage to EBR schools Play Video

    April 22, 2013 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A trio of vandals caused thousands of dollars in damages to two schools in East Baton Rouge Parish over the weekend. Pictures News 2 obtained detail the damage inside. Broken windows, shattered glass, and ransacked offices and classrooms greeted administrators as they showed up to school. ... more »
  • 2 Bossier Parish schools buildings to close

    April 19, 2013 9:09 AM

    BENTON- Two Bossier Parish school facilities will close at the end of this school year in an effort to cut costs. The Times reports the Bossier Parish School Board unanimously approved the closure of Charlotte Mitchell Education Center and Bossier Learning Center -- the district's adult education program. The move... more »
  • Ascension voters to decide 3 school taxes May 4

    April 18, 2013 8:39 AM

    GONZALES - Voters in Ascension Parish will choose to renew or end three school taxes that account for $31.3 million of the school district's annual budget at the May 4 election. The three property tax renewals are dedicated toward teacher salaries, technology and facility maintenance. Early voting begins Saturday... more »
  • BESE drops plan to change rules

    April 17, 2013 9:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's top school board has dropped proposed new rules that public school counselors and librarians said would diminish their roles and hurt students. Both state Superintendent of Education John White, who initially pushed the changes, and Chas Roemer, president of the state Board of Elementary and... more »
  • Teachers among those being laid off at area school system

    April 16, 2013 10:19 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A number of West Feliciana Parish School System employees were told Tuesday, they were being laid off. Eighteen workers, mostly teachers, were told their terminations were due to a lack of money and a drop in enrollment. In March, Superintendent Hollis Milton sent a reduction in... more »
  • Dodgeball banned

    March 28, 2013 7:42 PM

    WINDHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE- Dodgeball is banned in schools in this small New Hampshire town after a parent complained his child was being bullied. The school board went after the game saying its violent and promotes bullying. The object is to throw a ball to hit opposing players to eliminate them... more »
  • Bill filed to split public schools in Baton Rouge

    March 27, 2013 2:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- For the second year in a row, a state lawmaker has filed a bill to establish a breakaway school district. The bill, if it becomes a law, would pave the way for schools in the southeastern section of Baton Rouge to split from the East Baton Rouge... more »
  • Livingston schools get more security

    March 21, 2013 9:12 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Thursday night a unanimous decision by the Livingston Parish School Board to add more security to 44 schools around the parish. Four deputies, will be added to help secure the schools, one deputy is already working. A tentative plan will be for the deputies to rotate... more »
  • West Feliciana school board freezes teacher pay

    March 20, 2013 8:06 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A $1.5 million budget shortfall has forced the West Feliciana Parish School Board to freeze teacher salaries, cut administrative pay and propose a retirement incentive program. The board's secretary and finance manager, Ruthie Davis, told the board Tuesday night that retirement funding costs have skyrocketed in the... more »
  • BESE approves K-12 funding plan Play Video

    March 7, 2013 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved Gov. Bobby Jindal's school funding formula for the 2013-2014 school year, which protects his school voucher program. Last year a judge ruled the funding formula unconstitutional. That case is on appeal with the state Supreme Court. ... more »
  • Breakaway school district proposed in Iberville Parish

    March 1, 2013 8:20 AM

    ST. GABRIEL - Some residents and city leaders in St. Gabriel are looking to break away from the parish's school district to form their own municipal system. St. Gabriel Mayor Lionel Johnson said Thursday the community wants to opt out of the parish's school system because of "years of frustration"... more »
  • Parents warned of scabies at school

    February 22, 2013 10:43 PM

    CLINTON- The school system in East Feliciana Parish alerted parents Friday that at least one school had an outbreak of scabies. Scabies is easily transferable. The outbreak was found at Clinton Elementary, but since students share transportation, families at all schools were notified. The school was disinfected.... more »
  • EBR Schools monitoring social media Play Video

    February 20, 2013 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Social media has changed the way many people interact on a daily basis. Sites like Facebook and Twitter is a great tool for communication, but it can also act as a gateway for cyberbullying and threats. This week, police arrested 18-year-old Kyle Blackburn after they said... more »
  • Burglary suspect caught after schools locked down Play Video

    February 18, 2013 4:13 PM

    SPRINGFIELD- Sheriff's deputies arrested a man suspected in a burglary and carjacking after a daylong search in Livingston Parish. Lori Steele, spokesperson for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, said deputies arrested Jarred Tyquan Anderson Dotey, 19, in suspicion of simple burglary, simple battery and resisting an officer. The... more »
  • More schools added to Louisiana voucher program

    February 13, 2013 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More schools have been approved for Louisiana's voucher program next year, which means the number of students using taxpayer dollars to go to private schools will likely grow as well. The state Department of Education said another 16 schools were approved to take voucher students next... more »
  • Judge refuses to modify desegregation decree

    February 7, 2013 6:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The federal judge overseeing Tangipahoa Parish's decades-old desegregation case has denied the school board's request for a status conference to discuss possible modifications to the court-ordered desegregation plan. U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle instead directed the attorneys to meet in an effort to reach a consensus... more »
  • West Feliciana schools receive additional security

    January 30, 2013 7:44 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office has assigned an additional deputy to school security duties, giving each of the parish's four schools a full-time officer on campus. During a briefing on security issues on Tuesday, Chief Sheriff's Deputy Randy Metz told school board members the fourth officer... more »
  • Miss. House OKs charter school bill early Thursday

    January 24, 2013 2:36 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi House members are giving approval to a bill to expand charter schools in the state. It took until nearly 1 a.m. Thursday morning, but House members voted 64-55 to pass House Bill 369. Supporters of the bill say the long debate was worth a measure they... more »
  • Group shows support in Tangi desegregation plan

    January 23, 2013 6:58 AM

    AMITE - A Hammond group's show of unity and support for the Tangipahoa Parish school system exposed a deepening rift among school board members regarding possible modifications to the district's desegregation plan. About 30 parents and community leaders attended the board's Tuesday meeting wearing purple to show their unity... more »
  • Lawmakers discuss school security Play Video

    January 17, 2013 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana Legislators are trying to figure out the best ways to keep children safe in school, following last months massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary that left 20 children dead. The Homeland Security Committee met for hours at the Capitol to discuss ways to improve security and look... more »
  • Voucher program can continue in Tangipahoa

    January 16, 2013 2:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has ruled that the state can continue its private school tuition voucher program in Tangipahoa Parish, despite the Tangipahoa Parish School Board's claim that the program could affect a decades-old school desegregation case. A U.S. District judge had blocked the voucher program... more »
  • Freezing rain closes schools, cancels flights

    January 15, 2013 3:01 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La.- Freezing rain and sleet closed Grambling State University early, canceled flights, sent drivers skidding and broke power lines in north Louisiana. Police in both Shreveport and Monroe closed ramps onto Interstate 20. Grambling sent students home at noon Tuesday but Louisiana Tech stayed open. Northwestern State canceled evening... more »
  • Official: Report on leave inaccurate

    January 15, 2013 9:02 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish School Superintendent Ed Cancienne has challenged the facts stated in a recent attorney general's opinion alleging the school district had violated state law by letting 12-month employees work "skeleton shifts" during holiday breaks. Cancienne and Brandie Blanchard, the district's personnel coordinator, told members of the Iberville... more »
  • Natchitoches School Board says no to new charter

    January 3, 2013 9:16 AM

    NATCHITOCHES - The Natchitoches Parish School Board has denied an application for a new charter school. The school was to serve at-risk middle school students. But the application was deemed inadequate by Kimberly Williams of the Baton Rouge consulting firm New Millennium Education. The board had hired the firm... more »
  • NRA: Public wants armed guards in every school

    December 23, 2012 10:27 AM

    WASHINGTON - National Rifle Association executive Wayne LaPierre says the American people think it would be "crazy" not to put armed guards in every school, as the group has suggested in the wake of the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. LaPierre also contends that any new efforts... more »
  • Ruling on school reform expected today

    December 18, 2012 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A ruling on the portion of the governor's school reform package known as the 'Talent Act,' is expected today in 19th Judicial District Court. The act changes the way teachers are hired, fired, and evaluated. It also adds language to allow school districts to change pay scales... more »
  • Decision on school mandates pushed back to January

    December 5, 2012 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has delayed a decision on shrinking the number of mandates required of local school districts. Superintendent of Education John White proposed getting rid of the statewide school calendar, changing physical education standards to allow credit for extracurricular activities like... more »
  • St. Helena board approves bid to revamp building

    November 30, 2012 8:41 AM

    GREENSBURG - St. Helena Parish high school students could be dining in a new cafeteria next school year. The school board approved a low bid Thursday for renovations of the former technical college building next to the high school campus. Blount Construction, of Walker, won the contract with... more »
  • Education leaders want placement tests for younger students

    November 29, 2012 11:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State education leaders will ask the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to change how students earn credit for classes. Under a plan to be presented to BESE, students would be able to take tests and earn credit for classes they never actually took. The system would... more »
  • Powerball money will help kids Play Video

    November 28, 2012 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Every dollar spent on lottery tickets in Louisiana will benefit students in public schools, according to lottery officials. "In Louisiana 35 cents of every dollar sold for tickets, including Powerball tickets, is transferred to the state treasury to help fund K-12 public education," said Kelly Spell, Louisiana... more »
  • Ascension Parish among finalists for federal grant

    November 28, 2012 9:06 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Ascension Parish school district is one of 60 finalists left in the running for a prestigious Race to the Top district grant being awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. Superintendent Patrice Pujol said Tuesday the district made the final paring. Ascension Parish is the only... more »
  • Meeting to discuss new school zones

    November 12, 2012 10:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish School District will hold community meetings this week to discuss a new proposal to create four regional attendance zones. The proposal is designed to give parents a choice of schools within a specified area, instead of the school that is designated to... more »
  • School system considers plan to re-enroll dropouts

    November 9, 2012 9:06 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The Lafayette Parish School System may soon partner with a company that seeks dropouts and gives them a chance to finish high school anytime and anywhere. The company, The American Academy's No Dropouts program, works with school districts to bring dropouts back to school and provides educational... more »
  • Iberia school board: Halt federal cuts

    November 8, 2012 8:01 AM

    NEW IBERIA - The Iberia Parish School Board has voted to support a resolution asking Congress to prevent $810,000 in cuts from impacting the school system's budget as it relates to funding for special education. Superintendent of Schools Dale Henderson says the 2011 federal Budget Control Act includes automatic... more »
  • Public school's bible history class has fewer students

    November 3, 2012 10:52 AM

    AMITE- Some school leaders in Tangipahoa Parish want to do more to get kids to take a Bible history class. Enrollment in the class has fallen. It's an elective, approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Currently, it's only taught at Ponchatoula High School. But, board... more »
  • Board committee wants to destroy, rebuild Lee HS on Lee Dr.

    November 1, 2012 10:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- School board members suggest demolishing and rebuilding Lee High School on Lee Drive. A committee of the board met Thursday night and made that decision. Now, the entire East Baton Rouge Parish School System has to make a final decision. It's estimated to cost about $58... more »
  • New superintendent hired in Zachary

    October 25, 2012 9:41 PM

    ZACHARY- One of Louisiana's best school districts hired its next leader Thursday night. Scott Devillier was appointed Zachary School System's superintendent. Devillier is currently working for the district as director of operations. The board expects to have a contract for him by the next board meeting. Devillier... more »
  • St. Helena schools under review for accreditation

    October 22, 2012 10:07 AM

    GREENSBURG - An external review team for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools will be on campus at St. Helena Central Elementary and High schools this week. The team will interview administrators, observe teachers and speak with student and parent groups in a process school officials hope will... more »
  • Parents get ready for school voucher fight Play Video

    October 11, 2012 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A lawsuit to stop the school vouchers goes to court next month. But parents of students benefiting from the vouchers met at Hosanna Christian School to look at ways to fight the suit. Hosanna has a large number of students on the voucher program and... more »
  • E. Feliciana school board panel votes for layoffs

    October 11, 2012 8:15 AM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana School Board's Finance Committee has voted to support laying off enough school employees to offset a looming deficit resulting from a drop in enrollment. The recommendation to begin the layoffs effective Oct. 31 goes to the full board for consideration at a special meeting... more »
  • Flooded St. John schools may not reopen this year

    October 5, 2012 2:32 PM

    LAPLACE - It may be a full school year before students from East St. John High School and Lake Pontchartrain Elementary School can return to their campuses. St. John the Baptist Parish school officials had hoped to have the two campuses, which were flooded during Hurricane Isaac, ready for... more »
  • Central schools approve makeup plan

    September 26, 2012 7:45 AM

    CENTRAL - The school days for most Central students will be extended by several minutes, and other adjustments are planned to make up for the four days of school lost when Hurricane Isaac blew through Louisiana in late August. The Central Community School Board on Monday agreed on how... more »
  • Lockdown lifted at four schools in the LSU area

    September 17, 2012 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - School lockdowns have been lifted for four schools in the LSU area. East Baton Rouge Parish School Board officials put Buchanan Elementary, McKinley High School, Polk Elementary and University Terrace on lockdown as a precautionary measure following a bomb threat at LSU. School Board officials... more »
  • 5 make Zachary superintendent short list

    September 14, 2012 8:07 AM

    ZACHARY - The Zachary Community School Board has voted to invite five applicants for the district superintendent's post to attend the first round of interviews, scheduled Sept. 25 and Sept. 26. On Thursday, the board members chose to interview five after first indicating in writing whether or not they... more »

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