BATON ROUGE — A plan to provide high-speed internet access to Louisiana’s public school districts at no cost to them has died because local educators showed too little interest.

Louisiana’s Board of Regents offered to make the upgrade happen for free for the school districts — but only 11 of the state’s 69 districts signed up by last week’s deadline.

Webster Parish was one of the districts that did not apply, officials with the Board of Regents said.

It’s unknown as to why the district did not participate, calls to Superintendent Dr. Dan Rawls’ cell phone went unreturned as of press-time. The Webster


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