BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge high school is taking a big step towards having a new campus.
Leaders braved the not so pleasant conditions to break ground on the new Istrouma High School. The $21 million project will include renovations to the old buildings, as well as more than 11,000 square feet of new space. School officials say the new and improved school will benefit more than just the students.
"Just to see a revitalization of North Baton Rouge, but especially 70805 community, and to have us be able to open this school. Our board has done a great job and to be able to open the school again is about the most exciting thing I can think of right now," said Warren Drake, East Baton Rouge Superintendent.
The new Istrouma High will include a media and health center. Phase one is expected to be complete by August of 2017.