Ascension Parish holds groundbreaking for future Bullion Primary School

Darian Graivshark
Attendees shovel dirt to kickoff construction of the primary school.

Bullion Primary School will be welcoming its new students during the Fall of 2019 into the Bear Cubs family.

The groundbreaking that was originally set to take place on July 31 took place today, August 14, due to the weather forecast. Despite the change of date, though, the groundbreaking was a successful one.

In 2016, upgrading schools within the parish was approved, and Bullion Primary School is a part of that process. Along with Bullion, many other developments will be underway as part of this improvement.

David Alexander, the Superintendent of the Ascension Parish School Board, was the main speaker at the event and gave great insight on the significance of the up and coming school.

"Bullion will be the first two-story primary school on 12 acres of property at more than 82,000 square feet," Alexander said.

This leaves plenty of room for future students to join the primary school, especially with the growth of Ascension Parish.

"We know we aren't perfect, but today's excellence is tomorrow's mediocrity, so we will always strive to be our best and do the best in our parish," Alexander said.

Elizabeth Stafford, the Director of Primary Schools, was also at the groundbreaking. She was excited to be there and to be a part of the growth taking place within Ascension.

"We best serve students with a close-knit environment, which is what we plan to provide at this new primary school," said Stafford. "The children who will be entering in the Fall of 2019 will set the standard for Bullion for years to come, and I'm excited to see where it takes us."

The future Bear Cubs of Bullion Primary School will have a lot to look forward to entering this new school in Fall of 2019, and many cannot wait to see what the children have to offer.

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