A French immersion and cultural center, both the St. Landry, and St. Martin Parish governments would love to see move into a vacant hospital, is now on ice. A special meeting on Tuesday ended up with the discovery that as long as the St. Luke's Hospital district exists, they make the final call. News 10's Doug MacDiarmid has the full story in the video above.
St. Landry French Immersion Campus
Some big changes could be in store for St. Luke's Hospital in Arnaudville. St Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot and other elected officials hope to turn the facility into the nation's first adult French immersion campus.
The campus would allow people to learn about our culture while living in the area. It would come at no cost to tax payers. But in order to move forward, St. Landry and St. Martin Parish governments, both of whom own the hospital, must vote on a new ordinance.
According to Fontenot, it takes a local ordinance to remove the hospital designation to allow the hospital to be placed back into commerce. If you would like to learn more about the project and voice your opinion on it, there will be a public information meeting on December 4th at 6:00 pm at the Arnaudville Civic Center.
You can also call St. Landry Parish Government at 337 948 3688.