During its August 3 meeting, the DeSoto Parish School Board unanimously approved placing bond measures in Districts 1 (Logansport) and 2 (North DeSoto) on the ballot for the upcoming November election. These measures for capital improvements are aimed at addressing the evolving needs of both communities while continuing to provide exceptional educational experiences for students in a safe, secure, and modern environment.
A recent five-year enrollment projection for the DeSoto Parish School Board found that there is continued growth expected for the North DeSoto area and stable enrollment expected for Logansport as the area continues to grow and see new residents.
In District 1, Logansport High School, the $23 million building bond proposal is focused on safety, security, and modernization of current facilities. The plan proposes a central corridor to be created to provide consistency across our schools and give a sense of pride and community while providing an increased element of security. The plan would also impact the football stadium, create a new space for the band, and provide upgrades to the current gymnasium.
In District 2, North DeSoto Schools, the $130 million bond proposal proposes construction of a new North DeSoto High School, a state-of-the-art facility that will provide ample space for learning and accommodate growth, modern amenities and cutting-edge resources to foster an exceptional educational experience.
Election day is Saturday, November 18 with early voting beginning on November 3. Registered voters in each district will be able to participate in the election for their respective proposals.
DeSoto Parish Schools is obligated to provide factual information about the bond proposals and cannot advocate for or against their passage. More information will be shared via the district and school websites and social media channels throughout the process to allow voters to make an informed decision at the polls.