Included in this update is information on AdvancEd Accreditation Visit; Flood Recovery Status Update; 2016 Bond Projects Status Update; and School Board Recognition Month.


We are closing out an unprecedented first semester, and despite obstacles from the Flood of 2016, we are very proud of the progress students have made. We are grateful to all #AscensionStrong staff, School Board Members, and our community for continuing to make education a priority in the lives of children.


Included in this update is information about plans for temporary buildings to relieve the host campus situation and platoon scheduling that currently exist for the five displaced schools. The target date for moving into temporary buildings is Feb. 3, 2016.


This is a video message from Superintendent David Alexander on flood recovery efforts.


The Ascension Public Schools Temporary Education Plan for Impacted Schools is available online. This plan details how students at the schools currently under remediation for flood waters will be able continue their education at alternate locations. 


We are committed to maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment in which your children can learn. Our goal is to promote unity and respect for one another, and, sometimes, laughter is truly the best medicine.


It has been a long and eventful year for our 22,000 students and nearly 3,000 employees. The commitment to our students' academic excellence remains stronger than ever, and on this last day of school for students, let us celebrate the many successes of Ascension Public Schools.


It is an honor for me to serve as your superintendent while the Ascension Parish School Board searches for our next leader. For 35 years I have worked alongside amazing teachers and staff who are committed to our parish and its students. Never has their dedication been more evident than during the recent severe weather and flood waters.


This will be my last message to you as your superintendent. I have accepted a position as President of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, and Monday will be my final day after 39 wonderful years.