Morehouse Parish Training Schools
September 1, 1953
Superintendent S. G. Lucky announced today (September 1, 1953) that registration for Morehouse Parish schools will be held Wednesday and the regular 1953-54 session will get underway September 8. Superintendent Lucky also stated that approximately 4,050 Negro children are expected to enroll in the parish schools this year with an estimated enrollment of 1,350 of the total to enroll at the Morehouse Parish Training School in Bastrop, 150 at O. L. H. C. in Bastrop and the remainder in the area outside of Bastrop. The new Rosenwald Negro School at Bonita will open in November. The building of modern design and construction includes 16 classrooms, offices, and a cafeteria. The school is expected to have 515 Negro elementary students enrolled from wards nine and ten. Buses will be provided to transport pupils to the school. Superintendent Lucky said that 118 Negro teachers will be employed in the parish this year compared with 109 last year. New Negro teachers are; Bonita Rosenwald School: Yvonne Alexander; Cedar Grove, John Calvin; Union High, Curtis Hart; Glandora Goree, Baynard Duncan; Morehouse Parish Training School, elementary; Lovie J. Tucker, Juanita M. Jackson, Maggie Starks, Evelyn Rayford and Elsie O. Williams. High school: Floyd D. Andrews, Industrial Arts and Charles Strickland band instructor.
Negro schools in Morehouse will probably be dismissed about the first of September for the cotton crops and resumed sometime in November.
Source: The Monroe News-Star