Buras High School sits open and empty in Louisiana's Plaquemines Parish, the first school district hit by Hurricane Katrina last August. Trophies are huddled together beyond the main entrance, where a door with a cracked glass window reads "Enter."
Tiles, ripped loose from the walls during Katrina's visit, litter the stairs, making for a hazardous climb to the second floor. Upstairs, in the library, muddy footprints peek out from under papers strewn across the carpet.
The parish suffered a great deal of wind damage and is working with lawyers, insurance adjusters, and the