The Livingston Parish School Board voted to approve the purchase of 1.183 acres of land and to appoint a professional of record for Denham Springs Elementary Thursday.

“There weren’t many things on the agenda,” School Board Member Jan Benton said. “It was the shortest meeting we’ve had in a while.” The meeting lasted about ten minutes.

The Board met to discuss only five items on the agenda, Benton said. The board had to vote to lift the agenda to add the item to the agenda of appointing a professional of record for Denham Springs Elementary.

“We appointed a professional of record for a four classroom addition at Denham Springs Elementary,” School Board Member Buddy Mincey Jr. said. “We voted to appoint Alvin Fairburn Associates to be the professional of record.”

Benton said the professional of record being appointed is to design a building plan to build new classrooms for fourth-graders at Denham Springs Elementary.

“We are replacing some old T-buildings for fourth graders,” Benton said. “Instead of replacing them with more T-buildings, we are building a more permanent structure.”

Benton said they also voted to approve the purchase of 1.183 acres of land on Wildcat Drive in Walker. The land is behind the old football field behind Walker Elementary, which is now going to be used for extra parking, Benton said.

Board Members Jan Benton, Karen Schmitt, Buddy Mincey Jr., Kellee Hennessy, John Watson, Malcolm Sibley, James Watson, Jeffery Cox, James Richardson and Sid Kinchen all voted unanimously to approve all of the items on the agenda, including the motion to appoint the professional of record.

The meeting ended after roughly ten minutes because none of the Board Members had conflicting views.School BoardCh

The School Board for Livingston Parish Public Schools met Thursday and voted to approve all five items on the agenda as well as one item that was added after the agenda was lifted.

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