New school opened in Terrebonne
HOUMA (AP) — It was a big day for parents and employees of the Terrebonne Parish school system as the district celebrated its first new school in 27 years.
Those who attended Grand Caillou Middle School’s ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday were anything but disappointed as curious visitors took to the halls to get a sneak peak of the $15.7 million building before school starts Aug. 11.
The building stands 10 feet above sea level.
The school, which has a capacity to hold 450 students, is made of materials that are easy to maintain and clean.
in the event of a flood.
The old Grand Caillou Middle School building flooded seven times in recent history.