The Jefferson Parish school system is getting ready to spend $7.3 million to paint, scrape, seal and repair years of deferred maintenance at a dozen of its high schools over the next two years.
Gymnasium floors will be sanded down and resealed, and auditoriums will be refurbished.
For the 2,000 students at John Ehret High School in Marrero, the project means they will be able to use the campus' covered walkways without wearing their raincoats.
The New Orleans Advocate reports the Jefferson Parish School Board's Facilities Committee is recommending the board approve the work, $3.9 million of which is slated to be done this coming school year and $3.4 million in the 2015-16 school year.
Superintendent James Meza said he expects the board to approve the work when it meets Wednesday.
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