Posted: Oct 16, 2012 8:34 AM
GREENSBURG - St. Helena Parish school system officials are maximizing grant funds and seeking a federal loan to change the face and functionality of the district's high school campus.
Superintendent Kelli Joseph says the district is using $700,000 in Gulf Coast Recovery Grant funds to renovate facilities vacated by the Northshore Technical Community College in September after its new Greensburg campus was completed.
The college's former facilities are on school board property abutting the high school campus.
Joseph says the district also has applied for a $4.5 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to construct a 12-classroom and administrative building on the campus. She says the application was submitted Oct. 9.