EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Fifteen schools, administrative offices, and educational facilities in East Baton Rouge Parish will receive $7.9 million more in disaster recovery aid.
To date, FEMA has given Louisiana schools more than $142 million for disaster-related recovery projects through the Public Assistance (PA) program after the August 2016 flooding.
Students and schools will benefit from the following projects:
- Glen Oaks High School: The school will receive $4.3 million to make repairs to ten damaged buildings on campus, including classrooms and administrative offices. In total, more than $11 million has been given to Glen Oaks High.
- East Baton Rouge School Board: The board will receive $1.9 million to replace things like computers, monitors, printers, and other equipment at the following schools:
- Howell Park
- Park Forest
- Glen Oaks Park
- Twin Oaks
- Brookstown Magnet
- Park Forest Middle
- Glen Oaks High
- Money will also go towards the Professional Development Center, Montgomery Center, and the Choctaw Administration Center.
- Tanglewood Elementary School: The school will receive $1.1 million to replace classroom contents and equipment.
- Baker High School: The school will receive about $686,271 for repairs to classrooms and offices in the Williams, Weiland, and Brown buildings, as well as the cafeteria and bus storage facilities.