LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — The Livingston Parish School Board has accepted as substantially complete the Denham Springs High School science and technology building and the Freshman High School cafeteria and science building.

Both facilities went into service for the first time when the new academic year began this week.

The Advocate reports ( ) board member Buddy Mincey Jr. called both projects important milestones in upgrading the two schools.

The 22,000-square-foot Denham Springs High addition was built at a cost of about $3.4 million.

The board named it the Coach Louis "Loody" Carlisle Building in honor of the late Livingston Parish educator and School Board member.

Mincey read a proclamation praising Carlisle, who served on the School Board from 1987 to 2010, for his years as coach, athletic director and principal at Denham Springs High.

The new 25,000-square-foot building at Denham Springs Freshman High School was constructed at a cost of about $3.4 million.


Information from: The Advocate,