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Court in longstanding desegregation case OKs 2 Tangipahoa Schools projects

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HAMMOND, Louisiana — A federal judge overseeing Tangipahoa's longstanding school desegregation case has OKd two capital projects sought by the parish School Board.

They include the addition of a carpool line for Hammond Westside Elementary at a cost of $300,000 and moving a portable building from the O.W. Dillon Elementary campus to Sumner High to aid the implementation of a band program.

Sumner High was the only public high school in the parish without a band program. It will cost roughly $13,000 to move and wire the portable building.

Under the desegregation orders, the school board must seek court approval for capital projects exceeding $125,000. However, The Daily Star reports (http://bit.ly/1hTjXCe ), attorneys for the board alerted U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle regarding the project out of an abundance of caution.


Information from: The Daily Star, http://www.hammondstar.com

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