For the second time this week, Lafayette School System officials broke ground on a new wing project.
Earlier this week, a project that will add classrooms to Evangeline Elementary and Acadian Middle started.
Today, officials were at Ridge Elementary, breaking ground on a new wing that will add 28,000 square feet of learning space for students there.
“Any time we can improve facilities and services to students it’s a very positive thing,” said interim Superintendent Irma Trosclair. “It’s what we should always work toward doing.”
The new wing will replace 22 portable classrooms, add restrooms, a band room and a vocal room, she said.
“Our children need the best instructional program, but also we want them coming to a facility that’s an inspiring place to learn,” Trosclair said.