For more than 20 years, many teachers here at Dutchtown Primary School have been educating students in a temporary building but they’ll be in a new building.
The brand new two story building is all set just in time for the new school year. It will house 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes.
Ascension Parish residents voted on a bond issue for around $120 million back in 2016 and used those to improve schools throughout the parish including Dutchtown Primary.
Principal Sandra Alfred says the reason for there’s been temporary buildings is because of the growth of the students coming in over the years. More buildings were put up following the 2016 flood as well.
Teachers have been in and out getting their classroom together and many are anxious to get the school year started.
“Finally our teachers who are in T-building city have a home that’s secure, that’s solid, that’s going to be so much better than ever. They’re extremely excited and of course the students are extremely excited about coming to the new building,” says Alfred.
“I was just so excited. It was a long year watching it come up. We watched from our T-building the growth. I can’t wait to see their faces when they come in and get to see all the new fun stuff you know?” says 5th grade teacher Ann Gogarty.
Students return back to the classroom August 8th.