DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - Denham Springs High School is expanding square footage while repairs are underway following the flooding in August.
The Livingston Parish School Board approved eight new classrooms for the campus. The school was hit hard by the flood, taking in between three and four feet of water.
The addition was planned before the flooding and delayed because of the waters, but contractors are ready to move forward.
"It was an improvement to the high school already, but it will also just be speeding up the process of the recovery of that high school over there, by having this improvement already done," said school board president Malcolm Sibley.
Students will not return to class at Denham Springs High until Christmas time at the earliest.
For now, they are taking courses on Live Oak High School's campus.