Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mid-City and Bayou St. John Want Their School

Morris Jeff School has sat abandoned and boarded up since its last use as a shelter during Hurricane Katrina. In 2007, the Recovery School District determined under the School Facilities Master Plan that the damaged elementary school would be rebuilt, at the earliest, in 2012. In response, parents and neighbors galvanized, formed a planning group, and persuaded the RSD to allow them to open a community school at a temporary location until the larger RSD defined facility could be built in the area. The group plans for Morris Jeff Community School to be open access (it hasn't yet been determined if it will be a charter) and governed by a community board and a steering committee of neighbors and parents who live in the Mid-City and Bayou St. John area. The school is expected to open in Fall 2010. Stayed tuned to SOSNOLA for future updates.

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