Denham Springs High to return to original campus in January
LIVINGSTON – Recovery teams are on schedule to return Denham Springs High and Freshman High schools to their campuses by the second semester, school officials said Friday.
Superintendent Rick Wentzel said that temporary campuses will also be established for Denham Springs Elementary, Southside Elementary and Southside Junior High schools.
“It’s very important that we continue to move forward in our recovery efforts,” Wentzel said. “We want each school to have its own campus, to give our students and teachers the space and resources they need.”
Wentzel said the Southside Elementary Campus will be established at Juban Parc Elementary. Southside Junior High campus will be at Juban Parc Junior High. Officials are still negotiating the location of Denham Springs Elementary.
“The fact that some of our schools could not open after the flooding has forced us to share classrooms and platoon schedules; and we are very appreciative of everyone’s patience and willingness to work together. But we want everyone to know that we are working to get each campus back up and running, even if it’s at a new site,” Wentzel said.
Wentzel and other school officials are also negotiating with FEMA to see when it will be safe for students to return to the other school campuses.
The second semester officially begins Jan. 6, 2017.