Last August, almost one year ago to date, our community experienced an event that challenged us like never before, at least in recent memory. The Flood of 2016 continues to have a far reaching impact on what we do and how we live. But as the days go by, the memories of this event become more and more crowded with pictures of courage, faith, and hope rather than that of tragedy.
DONALDSONVILLE — With construction underway at two flood-damaged Ascension Parish public schools, with no word yet on federal reimbursement, the restoration project for a third school that flooded is ready to bid — if the school district can find the funds for it.
Included in this message: information about flood recovery, construction progress and website improvements
As we enter the Easter Holidays, I want to thank all of our students, teachers, staff, parents and the community for making a very challenging year, a successful one for Ascension Parish.
Galvez Middle School will return to its home campus on Monday, Mar. 13, 2017. The move-in date comes on the heels of a successful Fire Marshal inspection completed today.
Galvez Primary School will return to its home campus on Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017, after more than six months at host sites Lakeside Primary and the old RPCC campus. The move-in date comes after a successful follow-up Fire Marshal inspection today of the temporary buildings on its campus.
The Fire Marshal inspection of Galvez Primary's temporary buildings on Monday revealed one item that required additional attention. That item was addressed and corrected today, and the Fire Marshal is scheduled to return tomorrow at 1 p.m. for a final review.
Before we break for the holiday weekend, I would like to give you a quick update on the status of our flood recovery.