Principal, Teachers and Support Persons of the Year recognized
By Carolyn Roy
The school at Provencal will get a financial boost to alleviate overcrowding following action at the school board Monday. The board voted to transfer $450,000 to the Provencal BRE maintenance fund from the Cloutierville BRE fund that has a balance of about $600,000. What remains in the Cloutierville fund will be used to secure the school buildings. The BRE money is accumulated through a tax.
Provencal school board member Russ Danzy has requested the transfer for several months following the influx of students who previously attended the school in Cloutierville that was closed in May 2018. When the school closed, it had an enrollment of 120 students, 90 of which were sent to Provencal. The remaining students were sent to city schools.