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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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New Larose school completed ahead of schedule

New Larose school completed ahead of schedule

Construction on the new Larose Upper Elementary School, located directly behind the existing Larose Upper at 13360 W. Main, will be completed sooner than expected.

At Wednesday night’s Lafourche Parish School Board meeting, site administrator Evan Plaisance said the district plans to begin furnishing the building July 14, six days earlier than the anticipated completion date.

“All the classroom furniture, books, everything is moving over so it can be ready for Aug. 1,” said Plaisance.
Work on the $9.5-million facility began last fall. The new 54,000-square-foot school for pre-K through fifth-grade has about 24 classrooms and is expected to have an estimated 360 students during the school year, slightly more than last year.

The enrollment increase comes as a result of boundary changes between the new South Larose Elementary and Larose Lower Elementary, which will be renamed North Larose.