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St. Landry Parish School Board to discuss consolidation, closing of schools tomorrow

The St. Landry Parish School Board will discuss three plans to redistrict, consolidate and close parish schools tomorrow.

The special board meeting is set for 4 p.m. at the board’s Supplementary Resource Center, 1013 Creswell Lane in Opelousas.

To see the full agenda, scroll down.

Board members have been discussing a revamp of parish schools for some time now, without resolution.

The three plans on tomorrow’s agenda are as follows:

Plan 1:

  • Reconfigure Grolee Elementary from a Pre K – 6th grade elementary school to a Pre K – 4th grade elementary school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.
  • Reconfigure Park Vista Elementary from a Pre K – 6th grade elementary school to a Pre K – 4th grade elementary school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.
  • Reconfigure Northeast Elementary from a Pre K – 6th grade elementary school to a Pre K – 4th grade elementary school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.
  • Reconfigure South Street Elementary from a Pre K – 6th grade elementary school to a 5th and 6th grade middle school for all students in Opelousas beginning with the 2019-20 school year.
  • Close North Elementary school.
  • Close Southwest Elementary school.

Plan 2:

  • Reconfigure and consolidate all Opelousas Pre K students in the Opelousas Elementary schools to a Pre K program beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, site to be determined.
  • Reconfigure Park Vista Elementary from a Pre K – 6th grade elementary school to a Pre K – 1st grade elementary school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.
  • Reconfigure Grolee Elementary from a Pre K – 6th grade elementary school to a 2nd and 3rd grade elementary school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.
  • Reconfigure Northeast Elementary from a Pre K – 6th grade elementary school to a 4th and 5th grade elementary school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.
  • Reconfigure South Street Elementary from a Pre K – 6th grade elementary school to a 4th and 5th grade elementary school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.
  • Consolidate all 6th grade students that attend Park Vista, South Street, North, Northeast, Grolee, and Southwest Elementary Schools to Opelousas Junior High School to become a 6th through 8th grade junior high school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.
  • Admit 6th grade students to Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts (MACA)** to become a 6th through 12th grade junior / high school. ** Students must qualify and be admitted to the magnet academy via application**
  • Close North Elementary school.
  • Close Southwest Elementary school.

Plan 3:

  • Consolidate Grolee Elementary to a Pre K – 6th grade elementary school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.
  • Consolidate Park Vista Elementary to a Pre K – 6th grade elementary school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.
  • Consolidate Northeast Elementary to a Pre K – 6th grade elementary school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.
  • Consolidate South Street Elementary from a Pre K – 6th grade elementary school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.
  • Close North Elementary school.
  • Close Southwest Elementary school.

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