Breakaway school district bill passes out of committee

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A bill that would create a Southeast Baton Rouge School District has passed out of committee.

The measure sailed through the Education Committee with just one opposing vote.  It would create the district and a school board.

Separate legislation calling for a constitutional amendment on the issue is already lined up for debate on the senate floor.

If the legislature passes the bill, it will go on a statewide ballot.

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