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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R. La) announced more than $4 million in FEMA grants today to help the East Baton Rouge School Board recover from the devastating floods in 2016.  Prescott Middle School is receiving $2.18 million to permanently repair seven buildings that were damaged in the 2016 floods.  Glen Oaks High School is getting $1.93 million to repair and renovate four buildings that were affected by the flood.

“These funds will go a long way toward rebuilding and updating our schools after the 2016 flooding,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board shouldn’t have to shoulder these costs.  They need to invest in educating students and preparing them for bright futures.”

“We appreciate the ongoing support and advocacy of Sen. John Kennedy and his role in securing FEMA funding to complete post-flood repairs at Prescott Middle and Glen Oaks High Schools,” said East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Supt. Warren Drake.  “Sen. Kennedy’s efforts have been vital in assuring the return of all students to a safe and restored learning environment.”