A Caddo Parish Elementary School is dealing with a unique challenge. Oak Park Elementary has growing enrollment numbers and with that comes the need to expand.
The school's principal is hoping to get additional space to accommodate more students. Superintendent Dr. Gerald Dawkins presented a plan to the school board that addresses the school's growth needs.
The elementary school will also expand to include the sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Enrollment has gone from 300 students to 450 in a matter of five years.
A lot of the growth can also be attributed to the school going from an Academically Unacceptable rating to now being a nationally recognized campus.
Principal Sabrina Anderson is hoping a multipurpose room will be included in future plans for the school. She says it's necessary for extracurricular programs for the new middle school students. Anderson says the Caddo Parish School Board is expected to vote on a future plan for the school next month.