In 1999, a sales tax referendum to fund a district wide facility and technology improvement program for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) passed. As a result, EBRPSS selected CSRS, along with a joint venture partner, to provide comprehensive program management services. Facility projects completed in the three phases of the program included 13 new schools, 48 classroom additions, nine major renovations, 85 roof replacements, and numerous repair and maintenance projects. Most notably, Phase III of the program included a $50 million historic renovation and addition to the Baton Rouge Magnet High School, the flagship school of the EBRPSS.
Since 1999, CSRS has managed the design and construction of over $700 million in facility improvements covering over 90 school campuses.
CSRS has provided continuity and leadership through five superintendent changes in the district since the inception of the program. We also assisted the district in disaster recovery activities from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Gustav, as well as managing facility construction funded under the Qualified Construction Bond Program as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.