New Orleans school building repair fund bill clears committee

Friday, April 18, 2014

A bill to maintain New Orleans' newly built and renovated public school buildings cleared the Louisiana House Education Committee Wednesday with no opposition.

The city's two school systems are collaborating on HB 941, which was sponsored by Rep. Walt Leger III, D-New Orleans. The Recovery School District took over most of the public schools from the Orleans Parish School Board after Hurricane Katrina.

Leger called it "a school facilities preservation program."

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