The Bossier Parish School Board approved revising the proposed attendance zone lines for Kingston Elementary School and Legacy Elementary School at its April 23 meeting. With that vote, the revised attendance zones place “all residential areas along the Palmetto Road Corridor south of Burt Blvd and north of Linton Road to the Legacy Elementary School attendance zone.”
The revision includes leaving River Ridge, Palmetto Park, and Jamestown subdivisions in the Legacy Elementary attendance zone instead of placing these subdivisions in the Kingston Elementary School attendance zone; moving Bay Hills, Belmere, North Bay Hills, Vance Road- East Ridge-Lakeview area, Reyenga Road residential areas from the Benton Elementary School attendance zone to the Legacy Elementary School attendance zone instead of the Kingston Elementary School attendance zone; and placing the newly developed Lost River subdivision into the Legacy Elementary School attendance zone instead of the Kingston Elementary School attendance zone.
Construction of Kingston Elementary began in November 2014 in one of the most rapidly growing parts of northern Bossier Parish. Located at 601 Kingston Road in Benton, the new school is housed on 43.5 scenic acres east of Kingston Plantation and north of St. Charles Court, between Benton Road and Airline Drive. An estimated completion date will be summer 2015.
The BPSB also approved revising the attendance zone for Legacy Elementary School and Apollo Elementary School by placing all of the residential areas north of Vanceville – Bobby Byrd Road into the Legacy Elementary School attendance zone. This revision includes the following: “moving the residential areas located on Flowerbrook, Brittion Street, Bobby Byrd Road, and the northside of Vanceville Road, including all of Plantation Estates Subdivision that currently are in the Apollo Elementary School attendance zone into the Legacy Elementary School attendance zone.”
Upon completion and opening of the new proposed Benton Middle School, the BPSB will rezone the current feeder school alignment of Legacy Elementary School – Greenacres Middle School – Airline High School into the Legacy Elementary School –Benton Middle School – Benton High School feeder school alignment. This revised alignment will include all areas that are currently in the Legacy Elementary School – Greenacres Middle School – Airline High School feeder school alignment.