Group hopes new high school carries features of old site


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SPRINGFIELD, La. (AP) — Planners have begun to sketch designs for a proposed high school that would carry design features of the original Springfield High.

The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1MPTsIZ ) reports a group of parents and alumni have banded together to advocate for the new high school. They recently met with architect Chris Bankston and discussed a plan to build a new school that pays homage to the old site.

The Livingston Parish School Board has approved an April 9 election to determine whether to collect a property tax for the new school.

The first school was destroyed in a 1971 fire. Board member Jim Richardson says the district eventually built a new school that is currently in use, but the community has since outgrown it, prompting calls for the new school.

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