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BATON ROUGE - The new J.K. Haynes Charter School in Baton Rouge wants to help you get your kids ready to go back to school and showcase some of its program.

J.K. Haynes Charter School opens this fall at the location of the old Banks Elementary School. The school is locally operated and free to attend. School leaders say the smaller classes will allow for more one-on-one interaction between students and teachers and improved overall academic success.

"We were one of the first schools approved under the new charter system by the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board," says Board Chairman Nelson Taylor. "We have a history of excellence and are from the local community and want the local community to support us."

Even though this its first year as a middle school, Diana Haynes says their school is different because of its history.

"We have been open since 1997," she explains. "We've established a nurturing environment and welcoming environment for parents."

Assistant Principal Frederick Boudreaux agrees.

"We are a local school for the local community. We've been there for 17 years and we want to give you a school to love," he said.

To celebrate its opening, J.K. Haynes Charter School is hosting a Showcase and School Supply Giveaway on Sunday from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

J.K. Haynes is currently enrolling students in grades 6th-8th and will open next month.


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