With its freshly painted walls and new carpeting, the St. Tammany Parish (La.) school system's recently opened administrative headquarters has the look and feel of a brand new building. But upon closer inspection, modernity gives way to memories of the historic schoolhouse it once was. From the wooden floorboards to the window frames to the original brick exterior featured in the atrium, touches of the old C.J. Schoen Middle School in Covington are scattered throughout the building, creating an amalgam of old and new.
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Earlier: The St. Tammany Parish (La.) school district's long-awaited C.J. Schoen administrative complex in Covington is ready to be occupied. At about 60,000 square feet, the complex is more than double the size of the existing offices in Covington. The cost of renovating the former school building--about $10 million--also had doubled from initial projections.
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For nearly a decade, the St. Tammany Parish (La.) school system's central office staff has anticipated moving its headquarters to a converted middle school in Covington. After a series of roadblocks, ranging from steel shortages to soggy soil to Hurricane Katrina, the long-delayed complex is nearing completion. Officials believe it will be ready by early April. (New Orleans Times-Picayune)