DONALDSONVILLE — Ascension Parish School Board members are reviewing a proposed rollout schedule of design and construction on the first of several projects to be built with bond money from the property tax renewal voters approved earlier this month.
Voters in Ascension Parish on April 9 overwhelmingly approved renewal of an existing 15.08 mills property tax to finance $120 million in bonds for 14 major projects to be put into motion in the school district over the next four years.
Chad Lynch, the district’s planning and construction director, proposed a tentative plan for which projects will be undertaken first with the new bond money at a meeting of the board’s Strategic Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday.
The plan calls for
Completion of the Freshman Academy project at St. Amant High School
Campus additions and renovations at Lowery Middle
An auxiliary gym at Prairieville Middle
A primary school on La. 73 to relieve overcrowding at Dutchtown and Spanish Lake Primary Schools
A primary school to relieve overcrowding at Oak Grove and Prairieville Primary. The board has property for a potential site for the school in Bullion Crossing subdivision in Prairieville but is looking at property for sale on La. 42 as a possible site.
“Either way, the Bullion Crossing property would be used in the future,” Lynch said.