Lafayette

Jun 15, 2014 4:03 PM by AP

Building projects underway at Lafayette schools

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Several major school construction projects are in the works across Lafayette Parish.

The Advertiser reports the renovations and additions at six schools are being funded by nearly $33 million in bond money.

The biggest project totals $9 million and is at the David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy. The J.F. Juge Construction Co. is overseeing the first phase of work, which includes additional student parking, an expanded engineering lab and a new science wing.

Academy principal Jeff Debetaz said the new engineering and science spaces will allow the school to offer courses that are more in line with college programs and industry standards.

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