SLAUGHTER, LA (WAFB) - An agreement has been reached that will allow Slaughter Community Charter School (SCC) to begin construction.
East Feliciana School Superintendent Carlos Sam said he and charter board members have decided on a plan that gives SCC the enrollment number it needs to build a new school.
The latest contract for the charter school includes a cap on enrollment of 385. SCC Board members said the parish wanted to lower that number to 292, which would essentially mean Slaughter Charter would have to redesign its new campus. Construction on the project has been at a standstill while the new contract was being negotiated.
Grandparent, Terry Meyers, said given the school's "B" score on the state report card, the decision should be a no brainer.
"Looks to me like the East Feliciana School Board would be glad to have us in their system because we are bringing their scores up," Terry Meyers said.
Kim Armstead said her son is making strides academically, but that is not the only reason she is pushing for the new school buildings.
"He plays football. They have to travel to other schools. We have to travel with them to other schools to other football games," Armstead said.
Tom Sanches said his grand-daughter, who will be attending Slaughter in the fall, is hoping to play basketball. But with no gym, there will be no team. Parents seated said they expect all parties involved will do what's right for the community.
"Hopefully that building is up and the parish will continue to grow," Sanches said.
Superintendent Sam said his legal team is working out the details of the new contract. He has called a special meeting to address the matter on Tuesday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m.