Jun 10, 2013 9:01 AM by AP
St. Landry Parish school officials are considering hiring a consultant to develop a comprehensive plan for repairing the school system's aging structures.
The school board has authorized Superintendent Edward Brown to engage in preliminary discussions with Poche Prouet Associates Ltd. The consulting firm's representatives presented a proposal for an initial physical needs assessment of each district campus.
James Poche, with Poche Prouet, told the board last week the company would not charge the school system more than $180,000 to perform a four-part assessment of the district's campuses.
Brown and other school officials plan to meet with Poche this week and then present an initial report at the July meeting.
Officials say building maintenance is being hampered by a lack of good planning.
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