Posted: Feb 8, 2013 6:13 PM by Allison Bourne-Vanneck
Updated: Feb 8, 2013 6:21 PM
It's been 53 years, but Loreauville Elementary finally has a new school. Faculty and students are excited to move into the new state of the art facility that took about 18 months to build.
"We're really excited to be able to have classes here beginning this coming Thursday. The day the students return from their Mardi Gras break will be their first day in the new facility," Dale Henderson, Iberia Parish Schools Superintendent said.
It's a 13-million-dollar school that's almost twice the size of the old one, and it's safer. For example, in an emergency gates can drop from the ceiling and block off hallways.
"The school is really designed to keep us safe, with locked doors that can't be entered without access codes, or going through the office. And the exterior doors are locked during the day," Gannon Dooley, Principal of Loreauville Elementary said.
"We've been talking about it for the last two years, so they're really excited to come over here," Dooley said.
"It's a modern high-tech facility with all of the latest safety and security features as well. So we're really excited about offering this to the Loreauville community and I know they're going to enjoy this school for many generations to come," Henderson said.