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Hoffman School


Hoffman School is no longer threatened but approved for demolition.

The RSD said they would look for some money to rebuild. Check your sofa cushions for spare change. I can’t imagine a school will ever be rebuilt there in my lifetime.

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About Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use for Squandered Heritage. For her work with television reporter Lee Zurik exposing widespread misuse of city recovery funds — which led to guilty pleas in federal court — Gadbois won some of the highest honors in journalism, including a Peabody Award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award and a gold medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors. She can be reached at (504) 606-6013.

  • Shake out the change from every corner of everyone’s home and there probably still won’t be a renovation instead of a rebuild. It’s sad.