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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Two Baton Rouge public schools are moving closer to possible state takeover this fall, and the East Baton Rouge Parish school system may go to court to stop that from happening.

The latest in the saga of Delmont Elementary and Mayfair Middle schools played out last week.

The state on Thursday rejected, for a second time, the school system's request to belatedly recognize the closing and reopening of these schools this past summer. Delmont is now an early childhood center, and Mayfair has become a small, selective elementary school modeled after LSU Lab School.

East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Bernard Taylor on Monday said he plans to reach out to State Superintendent of Education John White again in hopes of getting him to change his mind.

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