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Hurricane Isaac School Closures (2012)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-09-07

Duration: 00:04:47

Subjects: Hurricane Isaac, 2012 | Natural Disasters | Education | St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Lincoln, Sue Producer
  • LaFleur, Donna Editor
  • Trosclair, Heidi Interviewee


This segment from the September 7, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Sue Lincoln’s report on the efforts to re-open the public schools in St. John the Baptist Parish following Hurricane Isaac. Lincoln interviews Heidi Trosclair, the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the St. John the Baptist Parish Schools, who discusses: the extensive flooding at Lake Pontchartrain Elementary School and East St. John High School; their plans for moving the students and teachers to alternative locations; and the funding available for repairing the schools. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford