10/14/2005

Louisiana Education Superintendent Cecil Picard told state House and Senate Education committees Wednesday that since he thinks only about 30,000 children of the 55,000 enrolled when Hurricane Katrina struck will return to New Orleans public schools, about 50 to 60 schools total will need to be built or repaired. Picard plans to ask state lawmakers to rework the funding formula on a month-to-month basis as displaced students return.

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