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Solutions to overcrowded classrooms

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With the southern part of Lafayette Parish expected to double in population over the next 10 years, Broussard Mayor Charles Langlinais is hoping to find an answer to the overcrowded schools.

Mayor Langlinais has openly expressed his disappointment in the Lafayette Parish School Board after they rejected a charter school proposal. That proposal allowed for a new school in that area to be built and ready for students by next school year.

Broussard spokesperson Amy Jones explains, the fight to alleviate the overcrowded classrooms is far from over. Jones says the Mayor is prepared to go and testify in October in front of the BESE board to try and make sure type two charter schools will be approved. Jones goes on to say the Mayor is not saying charter schools are a final solution. But that right now it's the only solution put fourth where the southern part of the parish will actually have brick and mortar projects on the table that are able to take care the growing population.

Another solution Mayor Langlinais is preparing will be in the form of a referendum which will go before the voters. If approved by the people, that referendum will allow for the construction of schools in the Broussard, Youngsville area. No time line has been given as to when a referendum will be drafted.

The proposal allowing type two charter schools to come into Lafayette parish will be discussed during the October 16th BESE board meeting. 

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