ALBANY VOTERS ASKED TO MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
The Livingston Parish School Board is asking voters to vote on a proposition to add a half-cent sales tax to purchases made in the Albany School District to pay for local school construction projects. A half-cent sales tax levied in the Albany School Tax District is projected to raise approximately $300,000 annually.
The school construction projects currently proposed include a new middle school gymnasium, a new track and field facility for all grade-level athletes, and a new elementary cafeteria. The proposed facilities will be constructed at the current site of the Albany School complex.
Election Day is April 30, and early voting is April 16-23
LIVINGSTON SCHOOLS RECOGNIZES EXCELLENCE AT ALL LEVELS
Livingston Parish’s outstanding educators, administrators, school support workers and students recently gathered in the Walker High School gymnasium for an evening of recognition and celebration.
Those recognized by the district administration included the top students from each school, and the district’s top winners in the categories of principal, teacher, administrative support worker, classified employee, child nutrition employee, and custodian. The district also recognized those schools that received academic recognition from the Louisiana Department of Education. All winners were announced by their school, and a complete list is on the district website.
LEARNING MADE FUN AT STEAM EXPO
More than 1,000 children, parents and community members gathered at the Denham Springs High School STEM & Robotics Center on Saturday, March 12, to experience learning in the festive environment of the district’s STEAM Expo.
They visited demonstration booths, special presentations and hands-on games and activities both inside the building and out on the crowded parking lot.
STEM & Robotics Center Director Michael Simmons noted that the STEAM Expo focused on learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
“The Expo had robotics demonstrations, hands-on activities, 3-D Virtual Reality building design by Domain Architecture, K-9 demonstrations from the Livingston Parish Sherriff’s Office, Fire in the Wire from DEMCO, and many more amazing displays and interactive activities from community participants,” Simmons said.
WATCH THIS VIDEO ON “OUR WHY” IN LIVINGSTON PARISH SCHOOLS
Livingston Parish Public Schools serves more than 26,000 students across the district and is the parish’s largest employer with more than 3,000 employees. Each day, our people strive to make a positive difference and create a climate that enhances learning. Take a moment to learn more about the district and the surrounding parish, by watching this short video.
THANK YOU VOTERS!
Livingston Parish voters on March 26 renewed a 5-mill property tax that funds parish-wide construction projects, renovations, and improvements to all school facilities and property. The 5.0 mills generate approximately $3.1 million each year, and are the only funds dedicated to construction projects throughout the parish. The successful renewal will allow the funding to remain intact through 2033.