South Polk Elementary School on its "final tour" as next year students move into new building

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FORT POLK, Louisiana — South Polk Elementary School is on its "final tour" as next year students move into a new building with a new name.

The Town Talk reports ( the school, located on Fort Polk, is being replaced with a new building off-post through a $21 million project. The new school, located on Louisiana Highway 467 near Leesville, is expected to be completed in August 2016, just in time to start that school year in a new place.

The new building is located south of the Fort Polk campus of Northwestern State University.

It will be called Parkway Elementary School after University Parkway, another name for Highway 467.

Parkway will serve the same current population, which is nearly 100 percent military dependents.

Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk,

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