A construction plan for local schools is awaiting approval by the Lafayette Parish School Board.

$30 million in bonds were approved by the State Bond Commission in August. The Lafayette Parish School Board is expected to review the proposed projects at its September 19th meeting. Superintendent Pat Cooper says, if approved, construction could start at some schools by November 1st.

Dr. Cooper says among projects under consideration are:

— $8 million for specialized labs and other renovations at David Thibodaux Magnet STEM Academy.

— $8 million to relieve classroom overcrowding at G.T. Lindon Elementary.

— $4 million to complete renovation of Northside High.

—$2 million for a new classroom wing at Youngsville Middle.

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