TM Landry students are in their new school today.
According to the state Fire Marshal’s Office, an appeal to occupy a portion of the building at 3403 Moss St. in Lafayette was submitted yesterday afternoon and was approved by the Fire Marshal early this morning.
“The approval is for use of 4,293 square feet of the building and is not to exceed 180 days,” the SFMO spokeswoman said. “In that timeframe, the school must complete design, review submission, review approval by SFM Plan Review staff and installation of a building-wide fire alarm system, with a final satisfactory inspection. The school must also make the additional corrections/deficiencies for the remainder of the building’s plans, which were noted in the change of occupancy request submission that was approved for construction last week.
“Also in this 180-day span of time, the school must follow fire watch protocols, which designates one person, who remains at the school during operating hours, to do safety checks around the occupied area throughout each day and maintains a log of those checks. The school is also being required to have twice the amount of code-required fire extinguishers on-site at all times. Lastly, the school is to conduct its first fire drill within a week and continue with monthly fire drills throughout the 180 days.”
We reached out to Greg Davis, who serves on the school’s board, and he confirmed that the school was open and students are attending class today.