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Reverse the decision to close Istrouma High!

Istrouma Senior High School which was founded in 1917 was recently taken over by the Louisiana Department of Education Recovery School District. After one year in the R.S.D. the decision was made to close the school. This school which is now predominantly African American was one of the first schools in East Baton Rouge Parish to be integrated by the school board. Istrouma High School which has produced elected officials, NFL players, countless teachers, doctors, and lawyer’s is now being thrown away like yesterdays garbage. The campus which stands as a living legacy of social improvement, growth, and excellence is being shut down after one year of poor performance in the RSD. Please stand with us against this injustice. Sign the petition to give Istrouma High more time to grow and improve!

This petition was delivered to:
  • Superintendent of Education
    John White
  • EBRP Superintendent
    Bernard Taylor
  • Times-Picayune &
    Diana Samuels
  • WBRZ
    Mr. Pittman
  • WAFB
    Michelle McCalope
  • 2nd BESE District
    Ms. Kira Orange Jones
  • Mayor
    Mayor Kip Holden
  • Council member
    C.Denise Marcelle
  • Legislative Asst.
    Twahna Harris
  • Asst. Superintendent of RSD
    Vera Triplett
  • Superintendent of RSD
    Patrick Dobard
  • State Rep.
    Patricia Haynes Smith

Faith Ashton started this petition with a single signature, and now has 1,606 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.