The City of Opelousas giving 1 million dollars

S. Landry Parish school district wants to allocate money towards helping construct a multi sports complex but school board members have decided this topic needs more discussion.

Posted: Apr 20, 2021 8:43 PM

The City of Opelousas could be given 1 million dollars of St. Landry Parish School District money to help build a multi sport complex.
But many parents are outraged... and say the money should be allocted elsewhere

"This is not a project that the parish the schoolboard needs to be funding do i think it's a great idea yes i do i've seen the plan and it's remarkable"

The NAACP of St. Landry Parish released a statement saying in part "we the NAACP branch of St. Landry are concerned with the decisions being made regarding the best use of money avaliable to the st. landry parish school system... the school board money should benefit the school system the school infrastructure and maintenance and provide resources for the students first."

One parent took to social media to express her concern with the ongoing issues of the school meals and says the meal program is one place in need of those funds.

"This is another clear reason why they need to be focusing on other things if there's no money in the meal program take that million and invest it into the meal program"

Sias says the idea of the stadium and complex is fantastic, but she doesn't believe the money to build it should come from the St. Landry parish school board.
"The funding source coming from st. landry parish school board is not appropriate it is not only ill timed but it's disrespectful"

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