Ascension Parish School Board


Head and shoulders photo of Superintendent David Alexander


Last August, almost one year ago to date, our community experienced an event that challenged us like never before, at least in recent memory. The Flood of 2016 continues to have a far reaching impact on what we do and how we live. But as the days go by, the memories of this event become more and more crowded with pictures of courage, faith, and hope rather than that of tragedy.

Head and shoulders photo of Superintendent David Alexander


This message is an effort to provide you with the timeline of events, what we've learned, and what we are doing with regard to what was reported to us several days ago as an ammonia-like smell.

Head and shoulders photo of Superintendent David Alexander


Included in this message: information about flood recovery, construction progress and website improvements


Included in this update is information about State Testing for Students, Class of 2017 Graduations, and Teacher and Staff Appreciation


As we enter the Easter Holidays, I want to thank all of our students, teachers, staff, parents and the community for making a very challenging year, a successful one for Ascension Parish.


Significant strides in our recovery have been made over the last several weeks: Galvez Primary, Lake Elementary, St. Amant Primary and St. Amant High successfully reunited their respective students and staff on single sites; temporary band halls at Lake Elementary, St. Amant Middle and St. Amant High are installed, inspected and will soon be filled with music; and we are very close to moving out of our last remaining host situation with Galvez Middle on Central Middle's campus.


Today marked another important milestone in our flood recovery journey with Galvez Primary's return to its campus. With two schools back on a single site, we know you are anxious for progress at our remaining flooded schools.


The Fire Marshal inspection of Galvez Primary's temporary buildings on Monday revealed one item that required additional attention. That item was addressed and corrected today, and the Fire Marshal is scheduled to return tomorrow at 1 p.m. for a final review.

Superintendent David Alexander Photo


Before we break for the holiday weekend, I would like to give you a quick update on the status of our flood recovery.