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Science Equipment for Elementary and Middle Schools

Superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard recently made an announcement to board members that non- consumable science equipment will soon be purchased for all elementary and middle schools in the district. Working cooperatively with Latikka Magee, Director of Federal Programs, district administrators were able to budget $387,250 of one-time Federal Funds to provide roughly $50 per child for all third, fourth and fifth grade students in elementary schools. All elementary schools will receive a minimum baseline allocation of $10,000. Middle schools will also receive a minimum allocation of $5,000.   Providing science equipment to elementary schools in the face of budget shortfalls has been a challenge in the district for the past several years, so this one-time allocation of funds is timely given elementary schools’ need for science equipment. “This allocation of funds will bring us a long way toward our goal of having fully equipped 21st-century science classrooms in our elementary and middle schools,” said Science Specialist Shauna LeBlanc.

The acquisition of the new science equipment also comes at a time when The Louisiana Department of Education is considering the adoption of new science standards for K-12 students. The proposed standards are currently posted for public review at

 

https://www.louisianabelieves.com/academics/louisiana-student-standards-review.

 

 

  Allocation by School

 

School

Grade 3

Enrollment

Grade 4

Enrollment

Grade 5

Enrollment

Total

Enrollment

Allocation

Acadian Middle

 

 

102

102

$5,100

LJ Alleman Middle

 

 

110

110

$5,500

Alice Boucher

Elementary

118

104

80

302

$15,100

Paul Breaux Middle

 

 

0

0

$5,000

Broadmoor

Elementary

140

122

 

262

$13,100

Broussard Middle

 

 

119

119

$5,950

Carencro Middle

 

 

0

0

$5,000

Carencro Heights

Elementary

102

85

86

273

$13,650

Drexel Elementary

132

135

 

267

$13,350

Duson Elementary

26

29

29

84

$10,000

JW Faulk

Elementary

67

56

48

171

$10,000

Judice Middle

 

 

0

0

$5,000

L Leo Judice

Elementary

61

62

63

186

$10,000


 

Lafayette Middle

 

 

0

0

$5,000

Green T Lindon

171

164

YMS

335

$16,750

Edgar Martin

Middle

 

 

158

158

$7,900

Milton

Elementary/Middle

133

93

104

330

$16,500

SJ Montgomery

Elementary

101

86

84

271

$13,550

Myrtle Place

Elementary

70

51

48

169

$10,000

Ossun Elementary

111

116

126

353

$17,650

Plantation

Elementary

109

103

97

309

$15,450

Prairie Elementary

134

122

150

406

$20,300

Scott Middle

 

 

89

89

$5,000

Westside

Elementary

85

72

SMS

157

$10,000

Woodvale

Elementary

134

131

 

265

$13,250

Youngsville Middle

 

 

158

158

$7,900

Ridge Elementary

99

99

92

290

$14,500

Evangeline

Elementary

88

95

AMS

183

$10,000

Burke Elementary

131

114

108

353

$17,650

Gallet Elementary

155

138

143

436

$21,800

Live Oak

Elementary

106

123

104

333

$16,650

Moss Preparatory

7

4

4

15

$3,000

JW James

Elementary

140

153

160

453

$22,650

David Thibodaux

STEM Magnet

Academy

 

 

0

0

$5,000

TOTAL

2420

2257

2262

*6939

$387,250

 
  N. P. Moss Preparatory School will receive $3,000
to assist their elementary school students.