UPDATE: Construction on Boley Elementary could finally start later this year

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UPDATE: 6:30PM– Ouachita Parish School Board members are working with an architect to design a brand new school to easily hold all 300 students with the opportunity to add space as the school grows.

“We’re hoping by Summer…June or July we’ll have the plans done to be put out for bid. Then a year to 18 months to build the school,” said Ken Slusher, Supervisor of Safety and Construction for OPSB.

With a plan in place, staff at Boley Elementary say they’re ready to finally get into their new home.

“We are so excited. We’ve been in here–in this building. We are so grateful for it, but as our class sizes grow, the building is not. And we’ve been out of ours for so long, we are so ready to get back into our own place that we can call home,” said Sandy Bates, Principal at Boley Elementary.

The school board says the plan is to have Boley’s new building up and running for the 2021-2022 school year.

“A new school. How amazing will that be? We can’t wait to see it. I have not even seen the plans yet, I know that they’re ready, I’ll be seeing them soon…I just can’t wait,” said Bates.

WEST MONROE, La. — The construction on the new Boley Elementary School may finally get underway later this year, Ouachita Parish Schools Superintendent Don Coker has announced.

According to our content partners at the News-Star, the project is currently about six months behind where Coker would like it to be.

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