School Board discusses hurricane damage

Logan Ridenour
Superintendent David Alexander

The Ascension Parish School Board held its regular meeting on July 16 at the Gonzales Courthouse. With Hurricane Barry behind us, there was little impact on the schools and districts.

Superintendent David Alexander expressed his gratitude in the minor damage some schools received throughout the parish. "We did not get major damage here," Alexander said.

Among the damage caused were a couple broken windows, power outages, and a windscreen at Donaldsonville High School blowing off the stadium fence. There were also some power irregularities at Gonzales Elementary, said Alexander.

As part of the community effort in response to Hurricane Barry, there were 30 buses provided by the school board in case of emergency.

Also among the topics discussed was the first state release on data for the Louisiana Education Assessment Program. Superintendent Alexander congratulated students and teachers on doing well as reflected in this initial release.

"It was good news that we continue to grow," Alexander said.