Summer Construction Projects Underway Across Livingston Parish

Summer Construction Projects Underway Across Livingston Parish
Posted on 06/23/2018
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Summer Construction Projects Underway Across Livingston Parish

 

LIVINGSTON, La. – With students out of class for the summer and many campuses unoccupied, the district’s facility planning and maintenance departments are hard at work on an array of construction projects. 

The following schools have projects currently underway that are being funded with existing district savings; except for the Walker High School projects, which are being funded with a dedicated millage approved by voters:

Walker High School –

  • new main classroom and administrative building that will contain 28 classrooms, a library, a biology lab, a chemistry lab, a special needs room, all administrative and support personnel offices, and restrooms.  The new building will also house the school’s Green & White Cooke site and Neighbors Federal Credit Union office.  (complete by August 2018)

  • new gymnasium (complete by December 2018)

 Doyle High School –

  • addition of 29 parking spaces and lighting of parking lot  (complete by August 2018)

  • relocation of main power fee and drainage improvement to the campus (complete by August 2018)

 Springfield Elementary –

  • addition of 115 parking spaces to accommodate large events at the high school gym, located at the rear of the campus; and replace windows and refurbish exterior on two classroom wings, each containing 6 classrooms (complete by August 2018)

 French Settlement High School –

  • expansion of the media room to house distance learning classes (complete by August 2018)

 Pathways and Adult Education Building –

  • creation of three classrooms, replace ceiling and floor tile,  and renovate windows to create new English as a Second Language (ESL) registration center (complete by August 2018)

  • addition of carpentry area to campus to house a new Carpentry 1 class (complete by August 2018)

 Denham Springs Freshman High/Juban Parc Elementary/Juban Parc Junior High –

  • completion of exterior painting of campus buildings (August 2018)

 Pine Ridge Alternative School –

  • replace roof of the main building (complete by August 2018)

 Maurepas High School –

  • refurbish original building, repairing all exterior stucco surfaces, replacing windows and soffits, painting exterior and upgrading the front entrance (completed by December 2018)

 Holden High School –

  • renovate the Career Technical Education Building (complete by August 2019)

 Albany High School –

  • two new classroom buildings: one with three regular classrooms and a special needs room; the second with eight classrooms and a teacher workroom.  Restrooms to be added to both buildings. (complete by August 2019)    

Albany Lower Elementary School –

  • new classroom building with 16 classrooms, a 60-station computer lab and restrooms.  (complete by August 2019)

At the same time, the district is still working hard to complete repairs and renovations as a result of damage caused by the August 2016 flood.  These projects are being funded with district reserves, with the anticipation of receiving reimbursement monies from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to cover much of the costs.  The following schools are scheduled to have recovery projects completed by August 2018:

  • Denham Springs High School – complete the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) facility

  • Denham Springs Freshman High, Denham Springs High, Denham Springs Junior High, Lewis Vincent Elementary and Seventh Ward Elementary – replace floor tiles and baseboards at all campuses

With the culmination of these projects, all flood recovery efforts will be completed this year except for those involving the three closed campuses – Denham Springs Elementary, Southside Elementary and Southside Junior High. Negotiations are still ongoing with FEMA and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOSHEP), and to date, no work plan has been approved for any of the campuses.  All three schools will continue to operate at their temporary locations for the 2018-2019 school year.

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