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Webster Parish School Board looking to alleviate travel distance for students

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The Webster Parish School Board will begin investigating changing the parish’s attendance zones to see what can be done to alleviate travel distance for some students.

District 5 Board Member Ronnie Rhymes spoke to the board Monday about looking into the issue, saying there are children who live within a few miles of Shongaloo or Sarepta but must attend Minden schools.

“Our school zones shrunk drastically around the little towns like Sarepta and Shongaloo,” he said. “For instance, Cotton Valley’s zone used to go all the way down to a quarter of a mile north of Whispering Pines Church on 371. Now

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