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Dec 12, 2012 6:28 AM by AP/CS

New Vernon school will serve Fort Polk

FORT POLK, La. (AP) - The Department of Defense is releasing more than $18 million to the Vernon Parish School Board for a school that will serve military families at Fort Polk.

Sen. Mary Landrieu's office says the action announced Tuesday will allow construction to begin on the $20 million South Polk Elementary School. The school will serve 800 students in first- through fourth-grades. State and local governments are contributing to $2 million to the cost.

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