Land donated to use for new school in Denham Springs
LIVINGSTON - The parish school board accepted a donation of 16-acres of land to be used as a future elementary or middle school campus at its meeting Thursday night.
The property was donated by Lee Foster, a district spokesperson said in a news release. The property is in the Denham Springs school district.
"This donation will provide the Denham Springs district with the land it needs to build a new campus in an area where we are anticipating future growth," board member Buddy Mincey, Jr., said in a prepared statement. "While we do not have a projection on when a new campus will be needed, we want to prepare for what appears to be an inevitable need to help us manage our growth."
The property is off 4-H Club Road, south of Denham Springs, adjacent to the future site of Nickens Lake Subdivision.
The district spokesperson explained the donation requires a school to be built on the property in 25 years but there is a full 30-year option on the property.
"We wanted to be forward thinking, work with local property owners and form responsible agreements that can benefit everyone, and especially our children," Mincey said. "This agreement is most beneficial to our community."
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