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Apr 17, 2013 9:25 AM by AP

Fed approve closing DeSoto Parish school

The Justice Department has given its approval to the DeSoto Parish School Board's plan to close Pelican All Saints High School when classes conclude next month.
But the closure won't be finalized until a federal judge signs off.
DeSoto schools Superintendent Cade Brumley tells The Times legal counsel Bob Hammonds is hopeful that can be accomplished within the next two to three weeks.
The school board voted 7-4 on March 14 to close the prekindergarten through 12th grade school in Pelican. Officials say the board took the action to overcome a projected $12.6 million deficit for the 2013-14 school year.

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