Voters in the parts of the DeSoto Parish School District will consider building bond proposals in a November, 2023 election. Logansport (District no. 1) voters will consider a $23 million building bond proposal focused on safety, security, and modernization of current facilities.
As a PreK-12 school, Logansport serves learners in every grade in our facility, creating a convenient option for students and their families and building a sense of pride for staff and students in our school. Building on this sense of pride and community, the plan proposes a major renovation to the main concourse known as Tiger Central to tie the buildings together in a modern and supportive environment that can be used by the community and create a sense of pride in the school. This area would serve as the gateway to our school and reflect the culture of our school community.
Logansport has used portable classrooms to serve different programs and the plan creates new spaces to bring those programs into the actual facility, eliminating the need for mobile classrooms and improving safety, security, and programming for our young learner programs including birth to two, three year old preschool, and staff offices.
Construction of additional parking lots will provide greater accessibility during school and community events on campus.
The plan would impact the football stadium, parts of which were built in 1952 and moved to the current location in 1995. The proposal to upgrade the stadium has been a community priority that has been brought up more and more in recent years. While we are proud to have state of the art equipment in some of the Logansport stadium, there are areas that need attention due to ADA compliance, the need for improved restrooms, concessions, seating, and parking areas.
The plan also impacts our band program, creating a new space for the band by renovating an existing space that is larger, better for sound, and closer to the field. Additionally, the proposal would also provide upgrades to the current gymnasium with an updated facade, modern look, and an expanded lobby to accommodate events and reflect our dedication to athletics and academics. Plans to upgrade the gymnasium were developed in recent years but were put on hold due to high bid prices, giving us flexibility on timing and affordability.