Voters in the parts of the DeSoto Parish School Board will consider building bond proposals in a November, 2023 election. For Logansport High School, the $23 million building bond proposal is focused on safety, security, and modernization of current facilities. While Logansport has seen some upgrades over the past few years, there are areas that are desperately in need of updates including the stadium, gymnasium, band room, and more.
Logansport High School is proud to be at the center of a proud and supportive community. This sense of community and pride is felt by our students each and every day. In November, voters will be able to decide a proposal that would build on that foundation with modern and innovative spaces. In a recent five year enrollment projection for DeSoto Parish School Board, there is growth on the horizon for the district, with enrollment at Logansport expected to remain steady for the next five years.
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.
Construction of additional parking lots will provide greater accessibility during school and community events on campus.
Did you know? Our district has a lot to be proud of. Just over a decade ago we were ranked 47th in the state, and we are now number six!
Safety and Security upgrades are needed to limit access points to the school and create better access control. A central corridor will be created to provide consistency across our schools and give a sense of pride and community spaces, while providing an increased element of security, as well as creating modernized and innovative spaces to serve our students and the 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.
It is no secret that our stadium does not provide the modern experience that fans and athletes deserve. 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.