Ascension Parish School Board


The Latest Flood Recovery Update

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March 2, 2017

Dear Ascension Public Schools Family,
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 follow-up Fire Marshal inspection of Galvez Primary on Wednesday pushed back Lake Elementary's Fire Marshal inspection so that they were unable to complete it in one day. Therefore, the Fire Marshal will return to Lake this Friday, and we anticipate a successful inspection.

At this time, we are planning for both Lake Elementary and St. Amant Primary to move to single sites on Monday, Mar. 6, 2017. That means Lake Elementary will move from host sites Duplessis Primary, Prairieville Middle and the old RPCC campus to temporary facilities on its home campus. Simultaneously, St. Amant Primary will move its PreK through second grades from G.W. Carver Primary to the old RPCC campus so that the entire school is on a single site.

Although these are our plans, an official decision must wait until we receive final approval from the Fire Marshal on Friday. Please watch for a message from us either late Friday or early Saturday with a final decision on Monday's move, which will trigger movement of teacher classroom materials over the weekend. In the meantime, parents will receive communications from their respective principals detailing logistics such as schedule, bus and car rider drop-off and classroom locations.

After Lake and St. Amant Primary's move, our last flooded school to leave a host site will be Galvez Middle. Due to earlier delays in electrical installation, Galvez Middle's temporary campus will not be ready for a Fire Marshal inspection until next week. Once it passes inspection, we will announce a move-in date. Rest assured, school administrators, teachers and staff are already preparing for the move so that it can happen quickly following a successful inspection.

This has been a long journey, and your patience with our recovery has been extraordinary. I have never been more proud to be a part of this #AscensionStrong community!

David Alexander
Ascension Public Schools