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The Controversial Closure of Forest Hills Elementary School (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Forest Hill, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-09-26

Duration: 00:16:54

Subjects: School integration. | Forest Hill Elementary School (Forest Hill, La.) | Busing for school integration | Desegregation | Education | East Baton Rouge Parish (La.). School Board.


  • George, Beth Host
  • Roy, Chris Interviewee
  • Holloway, Clyde Interviewee
  • Kellogg, Jo Ann Interviewee
  • Ward, John Interviewee
  • Arveson, Raymond Interviewee


This segment from the September 26, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the controversy surrounding the closure of Forest Hills Elementary School, as a part of Judge Nauman Scott’s desegregation plan for Rapides Parish, which includes the clustering of schools and busing. This report also touches on the upcoming deadline for the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board to present a desegregation plan to Judge John Parker. Host: Beth George