School Board to initiate Boundary Planning and Naming Process for new schools

During the Strategic Planning Committee, the Ascension Parish School Board and staff discussed the need to initiate boundary planning and the naming process for three new primary schools and a new middle school currently in design.

In 2016, voters approved the extension of 15.08 mills to pay for needed school construction projects across the district. This includes the construction of new schools in the fastest-growing part of our parish. Architects are currently designing new primary schools on Bullion Crossing, Germany Road and Hwy. 73 in Prairieville. In addition, a new middle school will be constructed on Bluff Road.

Director of Planning and Construction Chad Lynch recommended the school board begin to consider potential names and colors for the new schools so that those can be incorporated into design and construction decisions. The board plans to discuss possible names at its next Strategic Planning Committee meeting.

Lynch also reminded the School Board that new school enrollment boundary lines will need to be determined prior to the opening of each new school, as early as Fall 2019. The district is working with consultant Mike Hefner who specializes in sophisticated boundary mapping for schools. As that process takes approximately 12 months, the board will need to begin their work by late spring.

For more information on construction progress, visit www.apsb.org/construction.

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