New Orleans, LA — The Recovery School District (RSD) will host a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the start of construction on the Fisk-Howard building, the future home of Morris Jeff Community School. This ceremony will be one of a series of groundbreaking and ribbon cutting ceremonies taking place over the next few months to highlight the successful rebuilding of the city’s public schools.
These projects and others are guided by the School Facilities Master Plan for Orleans Parish, an unprecedented school construction program launched as a result of the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina. The $1.8 billion plan, approved in November 2008 by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Orleans Parish School Board, is the first major facilities plan for Orleans Parish schools since 1952.
· Patrick Dobard, Superintendent of the Recovery School District
· Mayor Mitch Landrieu
· Representative Jared C. Brossett, District 97
· Councilwomen LaToya Cantrell
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Morris Jeff Community School at Fisk-Howard school building
211 South Lopez Street, New Orleans, LA 70119
Contact: Zoey Reed: 504.373.6200, ext. 20180 (office) or 504.333.2800 (cell)