- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - The closing of North Iberville High School in 2009 was a bitter pill for parents and community leaders who sued the Iberville Parish School District in an unsuccessful attempt to keep the school open.

Now, they’re using a different approach to achieve essentially the same objective by applying to open a new charter school.

But getting the school board and the superintendent to authorize opening a charter school is likely to prove an uphill battle, given their aversion to charter schools.

The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has approved applications that have been denied by districts six times since 2012 out of 35 appeals.

Rev. John Jordan tells The Advocate (https://bit.ly/1G2tgrm) closing of the high school forced students to endure hour-long bus rides daily to attend Plaquemine High.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com


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