The Baton Rouge Metro Council wants to build a mental health facility.
They just need to figure out how they are going to pay for it.
They say one way to fund the facility is to lower prison populations.
"Our kids need to give back to our community. Our community really supports them. I want my kids to understand that when you ask for help, you'll receive it," said Michelle Perk, a teacher at Southeast Middle School.
On Thursday, February 26, students, staff and faculty from G.W. Carver Primary School took part in a special Black History Month celebration honoring famous African Americans who have paved the way in leadership roles.
More people are talking about public education now than ever before, including standardized testing, vouchers, and funding.
But teachers, the most important people in education, are not involved in many of the conversations.
Engineers showed off the three options Wednesday evening for a new interchange on Interstate 10 at Pecue Lane. It is a project that is already five years in the making, and could be several years away from completion.