A regional analysis of area schools released by BRAC today says the Baton Rouge area “as a whole has experienced significant improvement in its educational system over the past four years, and the continued improvement in letter grades in the face of more challenging standards is an impressive result
BRAC says the results of a survey it recently completed with 405 likely voters who live within the proposed boundaries of the city of St. George show that most residents don’t see incorporation of a new city as the only way to get the quality schools they’re after.
Battle lines were forming Wednesday morning over a hotly-contested bill aimed improving the East Baton Rouge Parish school system by giving principals sweeping new authority.
Leaders from a wide range of local businesses, from real estate firms and auto dealerships to contractors and attorneys—
A measure that would shrink the East Baton Rouge Parish school board from 11 to 7 members cleared its first legislative hurdle Wednesday.
At-a-Glance: A proposal to restructure the East Baton Rouge Parish School System took its first step through the Louisiana Legislature Wednesday, passing the Senate education committee.
Often at odds in the past, state Sen. Mack “Bodi” White, R-Central, has joined forces with the Baton Rouge Area Chamber to push legislation to shrink the size of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board and to take power from the board and the superintendent and give it to school principals.
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber hopes its legislation to dramatically restructure Baton Rouge’s public school system will convince St. George supporters that they don’t need to form their own city.