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Ground broken on wing project at Ridge Elementary

Posted: 2:34 PM, May 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-23 19:36:24-04

For the second time this week, Lafayette School System officials broke ground on a new wing project.

Earlier this week, a project that will add classrooms to Evangeline Elementary and Acadian Middle started.

Today, officials were at Ridge Elementary, breaking ground on a new wing that will add 28,000 square feet of learning space for students there.

“Any time we can improve facilities and services to students it’s a very positive thing,” said interim Superintendent Irma Trosclair. “It’s what we should always work toward doing.”

The new wing will replace 22 portable classrooms, add restrooms, a band room and a vocal room, she said.

“Our children need the best instructional program, but also we want them coming to a facility that’s an inspiring place to learn,” Trosclair said.