Ascension Parish School Board


Shelter in Place Lifted; Donaldsonville Primary Dismissing Early

The Shelter in Place has been lifted for Donaldsonville Primary, Ascension Head Start and Central Office in Donaldsonville.

Emergency officials determined the source of a chemical smell was a herbicide sprayed in the sugar cane field by Donaldsonville Primary, which was dispersed by the wind. The spraying was stopped and officials have declared the area safe.

Donaldsonville Primary will dismiss at 12:30 p.m. today, and Ascension Head Start will continue its normal release times.

At this time, no students have developed symptoms, but out of an abundance of caution, we will have every child at Donaldsonville Primary checked by medical personnel before being released. Furthermore, we will send an information sheet home with students about the chemicals that were used so that parents can watch for any potential symptoms.



Chemical Information

Prowl H20 Herbicide

Hazards: Causes eye irritation, skin irritation, harmful if inhaled. 

May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulty if inhaled. May cause an allergic skin reaction. May cause respiratory irritation.

Click here for more details about Prowl H20 Herbicide.