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Galvez Primary School to Return Home on Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017

Prairieville, La. – Galvez Primary School will return to its home campus on Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017, after more than six months at host sites Lakeside Primary and the old RPCC campus. The move-in date comes after a successful follow-up Fire Marshal inspection today of the temporary buildings on its campus.

"It has taken a team effort of school and district employees working over the holidays to finish setting up Galvez Primary. Our teachers, administrators, child nutrition, maintenance, and technology staff have ensured this campus is ready to receive students in the morning. It will be a great homecoming celebration and a wonderful school day for the Galvez Pirates," said Ascension Public Schools Superintendent David Alexander.

Over 600 students will attend school in temporary facilities consisting of an administration building, library, cafeteria and three pods of 10 classrooms each, while flooded facilities are restored.

Galvez Primary parents already received a detailed letter from Principal Toni Hardy regarding start times, bus pickup and parent drop-off details. Principal Hardy will send a follow-up message this evening with important reminders for the return to campus.

St. Amant High School returned to its campus on Feb. 13, 2017. The remaining flooded schools (Galvez Middle, Lake Elementary and St. Amant Primary), remain at host sites at this time. As each respective campus passes its Fire Marshal inspection, move-in dates will be announced. 

For flood recovery updates, visit our website, 
David Alexander

Patricia Russo

Board President

Taft Kleinpeter
Board Vice President

Robyn Penn Delaney

Scott Duplechein
Julie Blouin
Kerry Diez
John Murphy
Shawn Sevario
Louis Lambert
Troy Gautreau, Sr.
Lorraine Wimberly
ABOUT ASCENSION PUBLIC SCHOOLS: The Ascension Public Schools system is the largest employer in the parish with over 2,800 employees that support 22,000 students in 27 schools.  An A-rated school district since 2011-12, school performance has grown by 69% over the past four years and currently ranks fourth in Louisiana.
  • Dutchtown Middle student Hiba Hasan is the 2016 Louisiana Middle School Student of the Year
  • Spanish Lake Primary Principal Britton Colon was a semifinalist for 2017 Louisiana Principal of the Year
  • Dutchtown High teacher Brenden Simoneaux won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
  • Ascension Public Schools earned the Government Finance Officers Association's (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fourth consecutive year. Ascension is one of only two school districts in Louisiana to achieve this honor.

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