School Board votes to consolidate Reynaud - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

School Board votes to consolidate Reynaud; delays decision on Ralph Wilson, JFK

(Eric Bivens / KPLC) (Eric Bivens / KPLC)

The Calcasieu Parish School Board on Tuesday voted to move forward with the consolidation of Reynaud Middle School.

Staff recommended that Reynaud students be transferred to Molo Middle, Oak Park Middle and schools of choice. The closure is expected to save $1.49 million. 

The board voted to delay the decision on closure possibility for Ralph Wilson Elementary until November. 

They then voted to have the study on closure recommendations for John F. Kennedy Elementary, to also be delayed until November. 

The board is considering the closures after staff notified them in December of a projected $10 million budget shortfall for 2014-2015.

T.H. Watkins was removed from the list of schools being considered for consolidation by the Committee in December. JFK Elementary School was added to the list to be considered for a study.

Concerned parents, teachers, administrators and families came out in force at a special meeting at the School Board Office.

KPLC's Erica Bivens reports that the people attended the meeting wearing school colors to show support. The meeting room is full, and people are being forced to sit outside.

KPLC will have more on later editions.

Copyright 2014 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • LEGAL CORNER: Is there any action that can be taken when a neighbor's child is bouncing a basketball at night?

    LEGAL CORNER: Is there any action that can be taken when a neighbor's child is bouncing a basketball at night?

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:33 PM EDT2017-09-20 17:33:59 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    1  My father passed away years ago while married to my mom. He left his house to his ex wife when they divorced. Recently the house was sold. Do I, as his child, still have any claims to the home once it was sold? ANSWER: Making the presumption that "He LEFT his house to his ex wife" means that he left it to her in his will or donated it to her, then there are no claims to be made. However, as his child, you may have a claim under certain conditions.  You are cons...

    More >>

    1  My father passed away years ago while married to my mom. He left his house to his ex wife when they divorced. Recently the house was sold. Do I, as his child, still have any claims to the home once it was sold? ANSWER: Making the presumption that "He LEFT his house to his ex wife" means that he left it to her in his will or donated it to her, then there are no claims to be made. However, as his child, you may have a claim under certain conditions.  You are cons...

    More >>
  • 1,200+ seasonal jobs up for grabs in La.

    1,200+ seasonal jobs up for grabs in La.

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:29 PM EDT2017-09-20 17:29:04 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Walmart is seeking to hire more than 1,250 hourly associates in its Louisiana stores for the holiday season.

    More >>

    Walmart is seeking to hire more than 1,250 hourly associates in its Louisiana stores for the holiday season.

    More >>
  • 4-H program enrollment underway

    4-H program enrollment underway

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:11 PM EDT2017-09-20 17:11:47 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    The Calcasieu Parish LSU AgCenter is looking for new 4-H members. Jennifer Cantrell with Calcasieu Parish's 4-H program says this is a way for children to, "complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles." A 4-H member may enroll if they are at least 13 years or older as of January 1st of the current s...

    More >>

    The Calcasieu Parish LSU AgCenter is looking for new 4-H members. Jennifer Cantrell with Calcasieu Parish's 4-H program says this is a way for children to, "complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles." A 4-H member may enroll if they are at least 13 years or older as of January 1st of the current s...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly