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School Board to decide fate of six Opelousas schools tonight

Posted at 9:48 AM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 10:48:07-04

Tonight, the St. Landry Parish School Board will meet to decide the fate of six elementary schools in Opelousas.

The board voted last week to reconfigure four of the schools and close two others. The decision calls for three Pre-K through fourth-grade schools and one fifth and sixth-grade school.

The schools affected by the decision are Park Vista Elementary, Grolee Elementary, Northeast Elementary, North Elementary, South Street Elementary, and Southwest Elementary.

The reconfiguration and closures will take place during the 2019-2020 school year.

Tonight’s meeting is scheduled for 4:00 pm.

Last week, the council was split with a vote of seven to five on the decision.

To read more on that decision: Changes set for elementary students in Opelousas next school year