East Baton Rouge Parish School System

Services Provided
Program Management, Facility Assessments, and Master Planning

Program Value
$700 Million

1999 to Present

Tax Plan for Facilities and Technology, Phases I, II, III, & IV

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.

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Marcus J. Williams, AIA
Program Director

Marcus J. Williams is a licensed architect with over 12 years of private architecture experience.  His project experiences include high rise residential and hospitality, industrial, corporate office, commercial, K-12 education and disaster-related renovations.  While his expertise is in all phases of project delivery, his specialization is in construction contract administration.


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