Jeff Davis Schools react to Obama's drop out plan

By Crystal Price - bio | email

JENNINGS, LA (KPLC) - On Monday President Obama announced he was proposing $900 million to go toward drastically changing schools and shuttering their worst performing schools.

Obama's stems from schools struggling to keep students in school from the time they enter as a freshman to the time they graduate.

The federal plan includes changes such as closing failing schools, replacing current staff, and using a new strategies to keep kids in school.

Tonight we'll talk with Jeff Davis Parish officials about the plan and how they feel it could affect their schools with low graduation rates.

Tune in to later editions of 7News for the latest updates.

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