WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH, La. (WAFB) - A brand new school near Erwinville in West Baton Rouge Parish is holding its first day of class on Jan. 7.
The school is called Caneview and hosts grades kindergarten through 8th.
Roughly 500 students from both Chamberlin Elementary and Devall Middle School will now be headed to Caneview.
It’s a $20 million school that was originally supposed to be completed in August of 2019. The money to build Caneview was made possible after voters passed a $90 million bond issue in 2016.
“The people in this community care about them enough to provide this for them, so when a kid walks into a facility that is nice and new, they walk in, it makes a difference. It makes a difference in their ability to learn,” Superintendent West Watts said.
“It’s a brand new facility. We’ve got the state of the art electronics for our teachers, we have everything you could possibly want in a brand new 21st century school,” Laree Taylor, principal of Caneview, said.
The superintendent said all schools in the district will be renovated by the end of 2020, and a new Brusly High School will be open by the fall semester.