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Schools closed by Hurricane Isaac begin to reopen

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RESERVE, La. (AP) - Schools closed by the drenching rains and gusty winds of Hurricane Isaac are beginning to reopen.

Officials say nine schools within the St. John the Baptist Parish School District reopened Monday with at least a 92 percent student attendance rate. District-wide attendance increased to almost 95 percent by Tuesday.

Superintendent of Schools Herbert Smith said employees have been "working tirelessly" to ensure a quick return to schools.

Several more schools damaged by the storm will reopen next week with students being rerouted to other local schools or campuses while repairs continue at their home campuses.

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