Plan for Pointe Coupee High to be reworked



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NEW ROADS, La. (AP) — The Pointe Coupee School Board has asked Superintendent Linda D'Amico to rework plans for Pointe Coupee Central High.

The superintendent's plan to transform the school into a college readiness and career academy met criticism Monday from school board members and several residents who all had varying ideas about the campus' future.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1tWNocA ) several board members said D'Amico's plan lacked the extracurricular amenities traditionally found in high school settings while others expressed doubts the idea would attract a diverse population of students to the campus — which has been attended predominantly by black students.

The future of PCCH has been a controversial issue since its forced shutdown by U.S. District Judge James J. Brady. The state's Recovery School District, which ran the school for six years, asked the court in March to return jurisdiction of the school to the parish school system after RSD failed to improve the struggling school's academic performance.

The more than 180 students who were attending PCCH were transferred this fall to Livonia High.

As part of the judge's court order, the School Board was also asked to develop a plan for Central High to be approved by the court.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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