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Livingston board to spend $4.5M to turn old Live Oak High School into New Live Oak Junior High


LIVINGSTON, Louisiana — Vacant for over two years, the old Live Oak High School will begin accepting students again in the near future.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1MQxirV) the Livingston Parish School Board voted Thursday to seek bids to renovate the campus, which will house younger students in grades seven and eight and be rechristened the new Live Oak Junior High School.

Architect Chris Bankston says he expects construction to cost somewhere around $4.5 million to renovate classroom buildings, administration, parking areas and the kitchen. The old cafeteria will be demolished and replaced, and contractors will work with the school system's technology department to rewire the campus for more computer access.

Bankston said he hopes the school can open in time for the 2016-17 school year.

Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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