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Recovery School District leaders optimistic about new year

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Recovery School District leaders toured the new schools in Baton Rouge Monday. They said they're already seeing the type of energy expected in the middle of the school year. 

In the Baton Rouge area alone, the number of schools in the achievement zone have grown from five to eight. After seeing the schools get off to a great start, RSD Superintendent Patrick Dobard sounded optimistic as he laid out the goals for the year. 

"We're going to, number one, continue to increase the academic performance of students," said Dobard. "Two - make sure that we establish a very strong culture and community ties. And three, really put kids on a path not only just into college but through college and into a successful career."

Dobard said the Recovery School District can not do it alone. He said they rely heavily on continued involvement from families and businesses in the community to show students a different path to success.

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