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.
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