Updates

An Update on Flood Recovery


 
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February 14, 2017

Dear Ascension Public Schools Family,

Yesterday, we celebrated the return of St. Amant High School to its campus in both a brand new freshman academy and temporary buildings. This was a major milestone in our district's flood recovery, and I am happy to report that everything ran very smoothly. 

Crews are working hard to complete our other temporary sites, as well as moving forward with permanent repairs to our flooded facilities. At Galvez Primary, Galvez Middle, Lake Elementary and St. Amant Middle, temporary restoration of flooded kitchens and installation of temporary buildings are complete, and we are awaiting final connections of utilities, delivery of furniture and Fire Marshal inspections. As soon as we pass inspections and receive occupancy permits, we will announce move-in dates.

Although St. Amant Primary will occupy the old River Parishes Community College campus on Hwy. 22 instead of temporary buildings, we have made significant strides in permanent repairs on their home campus. The architect design work is complete, and construction bids are due in March. Once a construction contract has been signed, we estimate a completion date of 130 days plus potential delays.

This is indicative of the simultaneous work taking place at all of our flooded facilities. Although, we are focused on moving our schools to single sites, that has not stopped the momentum of our permanent flood recovery repairs. For more detailed information about each campus including a working timeline of flood recovery work, continue to check our Campus Status Report webpage.
 
Please know that we keep the best interests of our students, employees and the community at heart in all that we do. Together, we will continue to recover from the Flood of 2016 and emerge a stronger school district. We are #AscensionStrong - a great place to go to school, and a great place to work.

Sincerely,

David Alexander
Superintendent
Ascension Public Schools 
 

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