2 St. James Parish elementary schools to close
LUTCHER- Two elementary schools in St. James Parish may soon close because of declining enrollment.
A study commissioned by the St. James Parish School Board says a projected shift in residential population will also force the closure of Fifth Ward Elementary and Lutcher Elementary schools in the coming years.
The two schools had 182 and 183 prekindergarten through sixth-grade students enrolled, respectively, in 2012.
The study says Fifth Ward and Lutcher elementary schools are also projected to have the fewest number of enrolled students over the next 20 years.
Many of these families would relocate to Sixth Ward or the Vacherie areas