After Four Months Being Displaced, Students Have a Brand New School

A little more than four months after a 1,000-year flood inundated their school and forced its closure, more than 700 students returned to Tanglewood Elementary School in Central. What they found amazed and delighted them!

Their old school had not only been repaired but transformed into virtually a new school!

The school was reconstructed in what seemed to be record time, thanks to the work of the Central school board, Supt. Mike Faulk, a dedicated staff, and diligent architectural and contracting firms who worked day and night to complete the work in time for students to return to class after the Christmas holidays.

Project architect was Marcus Williams of Grace Hebert Architects.  The contractor was Deumite Construction of Baton Rouge. Construction cost was $3.4 million. However, when the cost of relocating students to the school complex and new furniture and equipment are considered, the total cost is over $8 million.

The principal is Julie Stevens and assistant principal is Crystal Williams.

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