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Hurricane Katrina Evacuees Start New Schools (2005)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Geismar, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2005-09-30

Duration: 00:04:45

Subjects: Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | Education | East Baton Rouge Parish School System (La.) | Dutchtown High School (Geismar, La.)


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Yancey, Allegra Nevils Producer
  • LaFleur, Donna Photographer
  • Placide, Charlotte Interviewee
  • Lopipano, Kathy Interviewee
  • Bordlee, Amy Interviewee
  • Ikerd, Cody Interviewee


This segment from the September 30, 2005, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Allegra Nevils Yancey’s report on the relocation of displaced students and teachers from Hurricane Katrina into new school systems across the state. She talks to East Baton Rouge Parish School Superintendent Charlotte Placide about her efforts to enroll Hurricane Katrina evacuees into East Baton Rouge Parish Schools and the willingness of teachers to take on an influx of new students in their classrooms. Yancey also speaks to three evacuees, teacher Kathy Lopipano and students Amy Bordlee and Cody Ikerd, about their move to Dutchtown High School in Geismar in Ascension Parish. Hosts: Robyn Ekings and Charlie Whinham