EBR School System holds public meeting about Istrouma High's future

EBR School System holds public meeting about Istrouma High's future

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The public was given a chance to weigh in on the future of Istrouma High School.

The East Baton Rouge School System held a public meeting Wednesday night.

Leaders and board representatives were on hand to discuss the current state of the school facilities as well as a possible timeline for reopening the school.

They were also interested in hearing from the public about a vision for programming at the new Istrouma.

"It's gonna give some hope to people in this community, that Istrouma is going to come back not good, but great," said Antoine Pierce, who graduated from Istrouma High. "And that's what I'm looking forward to, I'm looking forward to the school coming back and finding its prominence here in this community where it belongs."

"It'll be a 100 years old next year, so that may tell you something," said EBR Superintendent Warren Drake. "At one time in three grades they had 2,000 students. It's just an iconic, legendary school that many, many people graduated from and their kids are in our schools today."

At Wednesday night's meeting, Drake stayed with his revised timeline to reopen the school in the fall of 2017.

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