ERIC Number: EJ759576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-19
Reference Count: N/A
Winds of Change
Robelen, Erik W.
Education Week, v25 n8 p26-30 Oct 2005
Five weeks after Katrina landed in Louisiana, Bonnabel and 78 other Jefferson Parish schools were welcoming students back--and far sooner than many had expected. The worst damage in Louisiana from Hurricane Katrina did not come to Jefferson Parish. That distinction was reserved for portions of New Orleans, as well as St. Bernard Parish, where large areas were deep under water. Public schools still are closed in those areas. Even so, Jefferson Parish did not get off easy. The district headquarters remains unusable. Five of the system's 84 public schools were damaged so badly that they still have not opened, and may well be written off altogether.
Descriptors: Public Schools, Natural Disasters, Weather, School Buildings, Elementary Schools, High Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana