BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is recommending that Lee High School be rebuilt at its current site.
The board will vote on the matter at its regular Nov. 15 meeting. If the plan is approved, the board will be able to move forward with hiring an architect to start drawing up plans to rebuild the high school so that it can open for students at the start of the 2015-16 school year.
The Advocate reports (http://bitly.com/SBcoTN) Superintendent Bernard Taylor urged the board Thursday night to rebuild the school where it is now at an estimated cost of $58.5 million.
Rebuilding the school will involve tearing down the one-story structure and rebuilding it as a two-story building that would house about 1,200 students.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)