Thursday, February 28, 2014 — A new school is officially on its was to Bossier Parish. Bossier Parish Technical School is in Shreveport and officials are excited to get it back in Bossier City.
Funding for the school came from the 2012 bond approval to update schools and build new ones.
High school Principal Carol Jean Johnston said the district decided to build the technical school because of more demand for skilled labor.
"As technology improves, then the students don't just need liberal education. They need the ability to read, write, and perform... but they [also] need certain skills. That means that the work force that used to be back in the 1950's is no longer."
Johnston adds this new school will be suitable for the changing professional atmosphere. She said, "you have to have training after high school and what we're doing here is giving these students training during high school." This gives students better opportunities whether they opt to continue on to college or not.
Bossier Parish Technical School is expected to have a television studio, pharmacy lab, automotive repair, culinary arts area and more. Education officials said the campus will be similar to a college campus.
The school is set to be finished by summer of 2015.