UPDATE: Boley Elementary students excused from school for the rest of the week

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(4/14/19) (4:20 p.m.) Ouachita Parish School Superintendent Dr. Don Coker’s statement for the future of Boley Elementary students at this time:

“Boley Community, we are all devastated by the loss of our school. In order to formulate a plan for the remainder of the year, we are excusing Boley students from class for the rest of the week April 15 through April 18, prior to the Good Friday and Easter Monday holidays. We will notify parents Wednesday of this week with the planned location for students to report back to school on Tuesday, April 23. We are blessed to live in a community who has come together to support our faculty and staff as well as our students. Know that we are all praying for the Boley Community.”


(4/13/19) (7:40 p.m.) Ouachita Parish Superintendent Dr. Don Coker said the origins of the fire are still unclear.

Coker said the school “looks like a total loss.” He will be meeting with the leadership team and principal of Boley Elementary tomorrow to disccuss options on how students will complete the school year.

He will make an all call to update parents on the plan moving forward tomorrow. 


WEST MONROE, La. (The News-Star) — (4/13/19) According to our partners at The News-Star, the West Monroe Fire Department is battling a fire at Boley Elementary School. 

The fire was reported around 4:50 p.m. Saturday. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they reported seeing smoke in the attic at the school. 

It is unclear how the fire started. We will update this article as we get more information.

Read more at The News-Star.

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