Louisiana district and FEMA agree on plans for new high school

April 19, 2007
St. Tammany Parish will rebuild Salmen High in Slidell.

After tussling with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for months over design differences, the St. Tammany Parish (La.) school system has reached a compromise on the preliminary scheme for a new Salmen High School. Salmen, in Slidell, was the only campus in a 52-school system to be destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The school will be rebuilt as a consolidated, one-story complex at the original campus. School officials had earlier pushed for a multistory structure, asserting their design would save money and provide a model for other schools that must raise their structures in accordance with revised flood elevations.

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