“Rebuild LHS” is a group of alumni, parents, teachers, and students from
around the parish that seeks to address the deteriorating condition of the
LHS facility. For the past decade Lafayette High School has been declared
the facility most in need of a total rebuild. The Rebuild LHS campaign is
focused on electing a school board that is committed to addressing the
complete rebuild of LHS as its top facilities priority.
● In 2009 as part of a comprehensive study led by the firm CSRS on school
facilities, citizens of Lafayette Parish declared the rebuilding of LHS as the
most needed facility improvement in the district.
● Since 2009, comprehensive architectural and engineering studies have
deemed the LHS facility more costly to renovate than to rebuild.
● LHS serves the entire parish of Lafayette and educates students from
every district in the parish. Since 1952, this facility has graduated tens of
thousands of students, and for many years has had the largest student
population in the state of Louisiana. The facility is used year round and
around the clock, hosting local, state, and regional events as well as
hosting community events from around the parish.
● Due to its age and use, the facility lacks sufficient electrical and online
connectivity, lacks adequate facilities for special education, science,
health academy, band, chorus and athletics.
We want voters to elect school board candidates who will address the
needs of LHS as the district’s top facility priority. After the October 12th
election, we look forward to working with district leadership in this most
needed improvement to our school system.