Superintendent wants to replace Napoleonville Primary Gym
NAPOLEONVILLE - A smaller building could replace Napoleonville Primary's demolished gymnasium, Assumption Parish Superintendent Earl Martinez said Monday.
Students have had their physical education classes in regular classrooms since the gym was condemned in 2013 because of termite damage. A wire mesh fence separates the school grounds from the demolition site. It sits adjacent to another building still missing shingles after a tornadic wind storm last April.
Recently, parents have called for renovations.
"I feel like I'm dropping my kids off at ground zero," said Bee Jay Giambrone. "I really have a pit in my stomach. It's really psychologically impacting to me to drop them off there."
Martinez said a smaller building with a stage for assemblies could replace the gym. He's waiting for price estimates and exploring loan options before bringing it to the school board for approval.
Martinez said repairs to the storm damaged roof should begin in 3 weeks.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Become an officer: BRPD to hold Open House event
Meatless options: Bonefish Grill provides Lent-friendly meals
Recycling drying up in Ascension Parish
WATCH: Texas man brings massive steer into Petco, tests 'all leashed pets...
Breaking overnight: Awaiting victim identification after woman found dead inside home