St. George residents want schools control, not city

Article By: Charles Lussier | April 30, 2014 | Originally Posted on theadvocate.com

A majority of the people who live within the boundaries of the proposed city of St. George would prefer to take control of public schools in the south Baton Rouge area without creating a new city, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Baton Rouge Area Chamber.

Fifty-six percent of respondents favor that approach while 29 percent said incorporating St. George was the best way to create a school district. Nine percent weren’t for either approach and 5 percent didn’t know.

The poll also found 72 percent of St. George area respondents consider the East Baton Rouge Parish school system “not so good” or “bad.” Only 22 percent of those responding rated the school system as “very good” or “good.”

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