May 26, 2014 7:22 PM by Kari Beal
School will resume tomorrow at Church Point Elementary School following a pipe that burst Sunday, flooding approximately 150,000 gallons of water into the school building and surrounding area.
"It continued to flood through most the night and we had several classrooms that were underwater," Acadia Parish Superintendent John Bourque said.
The water connecting to the pipe was cut off Sunday night, but much damage already had been done. Two to three inches of water filled the front entrance of the school and administrators said repairs could take months.
Church Point Mayor Roger Boudreaux worked with the school and ensured students will complete the year as planned Thursday.
"They will have a bunch of kids in the Church Point Community Center and some in the high school gym, so it is business as usual tomorrow morning," Boudreaux said.
Other classes still will be held in sections of the Elementary school in an area separated from the flooding. Mayor Boudreaux said some of the school will be renovated.
"It's going to take a while to fix because they have to come pull out the walls, put installation in them and patch them," Boudreaux said.