Nearly all the district's schools have lead levels in the water that exceed federal safety standards. Many of the buildings are also plagued by peeling lead paint, and high concentrations of radon and asbestos.
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May 17, 2017
May 15, 2017
All 90 district schools have high lead levels in the water that flows from sinks and drinking fountains. Dozens of buildings are laced with peeling lead paint, radon and asbestos.
May 01, 2017
So far, the policy change led the district to cancel a band trip to Canada and an education exchange to Osaka, Japan.
August 18, 2016
Due to the flooding, roughly 30 parishes in southern Louisiana shut downs schools just as classes for the 2016-17 academic year were beginning.
May 18, 2016
The lawsuits alleged that the school district didn't take seriously the initial complaints of teachers' misbehavior.
March 03, 2016
In January, two black students launched a social media campaign to bring attention to their complaints of racism at Boston Latin School, which they said were ignored by administrators.
June 18, 2015
National campaigns aimed at decreasing rates of drowning have helped ignite district-level attempts to better educate students about swimming.
January 06, 2015
The Taft Union High School District says the city of Taft had a contract with the district to provide a school resource officer. There was no officer on duty when one student shot another on Jan. 10, 2013.
August 28, 2014
The transportation plan includes a shuttle bus service for some students and maps showing safe walking routes.
May 21, 2014
Eligible education and research organizations can apply for federal grants to implement and study school safety programs.