Ascension schools spending big for upgrades
GONZALES - The Ascension Parish School Board decided to spend nearly $2 million to upgrade three schools over the summer.
The school system will build an addition to the gymnasium at Donaldsonville High School, add five new classrooms at Galvez Middle School and upgrade utilities at St. Amant High School.
Ascension schools Superintendent Dr. Patrice Pujol says the school system has been fortunate to have the money to improve schools.
"We have such a supportive public that has time after time continued to put trust in us both at the school house and at the ballot box in order to assure that we have the resources we need," she said.
With enrollment numbers growing by hundreds each year the school system says it's important to keep the schools up-to-date, especially when future plans call for even more expansion.
The construction on the three projects should be finished by the start of school in the fall.