Students in Ascension, Iberville, St. James, St. Mary parishes head back to school

Students in Ascension, Iberville, St. James, St. Mary parishes head back to school

ST. AMANT, LA (WAFB) - School buses rolled in several parishes across south Louisiana, as more students headed back to school.

Ascension, Iberville, St. James and St. Mary parishes started Monday, along with some Catholic schools.

There are some 22,000 students in Ascension Parish, with about 2,000 of them attending St. Amant High School.

Luckily, the rain stopped and kids were able to stay dry on their way to classes. A new freshman academy building is set to open next month. The parish is also adding on to its other three high schools, Donaldsonville, Dutchtown and East Ascension.

"A lot of work has gone into making this day happen today," said David Alexander, the incoming superintendent. "So, I'm really looking forward to the school year getting launched like it is and students being able to go home every day and tell some great story from school and be excited about coming back tomorrow."

He officially takes over as superintendent on August 19.

He's spent most of his career in Ascension schools and also worked in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.

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