Nov 12, 2013 9:45 AM by AP (MGN Online)
The long anticipated work to expand Youngsville's Green T. Lindon Elementary with the construction of new classrooms to replace portable buildings will begin in the next few weeks.
Last week, the Lafayette Parish School Board awarded the $8.4 million construction project to Rudick Construction Co. The overdue expansion involves four, new classroom wings - each with eight classrooms - a larger cafeteria and new administrative offices.
Signs of growth on the campus can be charted by the number of portable buildings creeping into the elementary school's playground space.
For the past few years, the number of portable classrooms has outnumbered the classrooms in the main school building.
The new buildings will be constructed in phases to accommodate school operations for the remainder of the school year.
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