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School board gets wish list for athletics

3 years 10 months 1 week ago July 20, 2013 Jul 20, 2013 Saturday, July 20 2013 July 20, 2013 12:00 PM in News
By: Associated Press

GONZALES - Principals and athletics directors in Ascension Parish schools have submitted a $15 million wish list of projects to the School Board.

The Advocate reports the requests range from artificial turf for football fields to building two Olympic-size swimming pools.

The top priorities for each of the parish's high schools include:

- East Ascension: $665,000 to upgrade track facilities.

- St. Amant: $750,000 for a multipurpose building to be used as sports locker rooms.

- Donaldsonville: $1 million for expansion of its gym, including a weight room, practice facility and coach offices.

- Dutchtown: $1.5 million for an expanded weight room and a football locker room.

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