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Plessy Community School assigned to former site of A.P. Tureaud Elementary on Pauger Street

After a lengthy wait to learn its fate, the Homer A. Plessy Community School has been assigned a new campus.

In time for the resumption of classes in August, the school will relocate to 2012 Pauger St., the former site of the A.P. Tureaud Elementary School.

The board learned the news after its most recent meeting, according to president Ben McLeish.

While waiting for the decision, the board voted attorney Alicia Bendana into its ranks and asked her to serve on the finance and governance committee.

The board also decided to add a communications committee, a missing element on the board’s governance structure, McLeish said, noting that there was room to add additional students to the school’s enrollment ahead of the coming year.

The school took part in GiveNola day on May 6 and also partners with restaurants and businesses in the area to raise money.

The Joint, a Bywater restaurant and bar, agreed to donate 15 percent of its May 13 sales, starting at 3 p.m. McLeish said he hopes for similar events in the future.

The one-hour May meeting began at 6 p.m. Those present included Jackson Knowles, Randy Hutchison,  Brooke Muntean, Ben McLeish, Michael Pizzolatto and Alicia Bendana.

The next school board meeting is scheduled for June 2.

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  • nickelndime

    PLESSY: Moving to the RSD closing Tureaud site ! Is this what that board requested? And what is the financial picture over there?