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Community members demand answers regarding Fair Park

Fair Park High School faculty members and parents squared off with state leaders Tuesday night. Friday they find out if a state takeover is still a possibility.
Fair Park High School faculty members and parents squared off with state leaders Tuesday night. Friday they find out if a state takeover is still a possibility.

Rep. Barbara Norton says,”If you don’t get an answer you keep asking the questions and I have a question on the floor."

One by one people demanded to know what the future plans are for Fair Park High School.

Parent, Cherlita Brossie says the constant changes brought first by Vision 20/20 and now the tentative Caddo Believes plan are unacceptable.

"It's not helping them to change over and over. We need to get one system that works and everybody is on one accord."

All of the questions Tuesday night were aimed at the man responsible for the transition, Delano Ford.

Ford says, “Every single student deserves a good quality school.”

12 % of Caddo's public school students attend failing campuses. Ford says whatever is decided, the state will honor Fair Park's history and keep the school open.

“We want this to be as undisruptive as possible to what they're experiencing now.”

However if the school is taken over by the Recovery School District every employee will have to reapply for their jobs.

It's already been decided Fair Park will return to a 9th-12th grade campus, which means Cherlita's son will be forced to attend another school.

"It's always uprooting the children's structure and stability."

Five schools face a state takeover. This Friday another plan will be presented to the public. November 4th the board will start getting community input. November 19th the board will vote on this plan.

The final decision won't be left up to board members. It will be made in December in Baton Rouge, but some changes could start immediately.



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