ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Ascension Public Schools will reopen in a two-step phase as the district continues to recover from flooding. All employees reported back to work on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Students attending schools in Donaldsonville also returned on Wednesday, Aug. 24. All other students will return on Monday, Aug. 29, as the district finalizes a plan to accommodate the 5,000 students displaced from five affected campuses.
"We are working very methodically to find the best short-term solutions to provide a quality education for all students as we work to restore the schools impacted by flood waters. Our plan is to give every student an opportunity to attend school with the teacher and classmates they began the school year with, although at an alternate site. We will release details of the plan as soon as possible on our website. Your patience is appreciated as we continue our recovery," said Superintendent David Alexander.
Galvez Middle, Galvez Primary, Lake Elementary, St. Amant Primary, St. Amant High, and Central Office's Sorrento Distribution Center are all currently undergoing restoration from the flood. St. Amant Middle also sustained partial impacts, although the main campus is intact. According to a recent employee survey, over 450 Ascension Public Schools employees' homes were impacted by the flood. This touches every school and department in the district.
The Temporary Education Plan for Impacted Schools is pictured below: