FEMA will pay for Catholic high school in St. Tammany Parish

Jan. 28, 2008
Archbishop Hannan is rebuilding in new location after high school was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide $16.6 million for the new Archbishop Hannan High School to be built near Goodbee in western St. Tammany Parish, La. The money will cover almost the entire budget for the 20-acre school campus. Hannan's original campus in St. Bernard Parish was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. After the storm, officials decided to relocate the school to St. Tammany Parish, and students have spent the past year in modular classrooms at St. Joseph Abbey near Covington.
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FROM JUNE 2007: Their Meraux, La., campus destroyed by Hurricane Katrina floodwaters, Archbishop Hannan High School officials have unveiled long-awaited designs for a new four-building campus in Covington that is slated to open its doors to as many as 800 students by fall 2008. The 22-acre campus will have four buildings, including a two-story classroom building, a gymnasium with bleacher seating for 1,000 and a stand-alone cafeteria with outdoor dining. The classroom building will include two technology labs, two language labs, an art classroom and several general classrooms. It will connect to a two-story administration building that will also house a library. The design of the administration building will allow a fifth building to be added later, if enrollment increases.
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MAY 2007: The Archdiocese of New Orleans says construction of Archbishop Hannan High School southwest of Covington is expected to be put on the fast track, with plans still calling for the school to open in the fall of 2008. The school will be able to accommodate 500 to 600 students. The current enrollment of the coed school for eighth- to 12th-graders is 225 to 250 students. The original Hannan High in Meraux was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The archdiocese decided to reopen the school in St. Tammany Parish after many of the school's parents relocated there.
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