New Plan for Arthur Circle School in Shreveport Revealed
After several years of neglect, the empty school on Arthur Circle will be getting a second chance at life!
The new plan is to move a Louisiana Key Academy in to the unused space. Louisiana Key Academy is a charter school with a curriculum designed for assisting those with dyslexia.
According to reports, the school was appraised at over a million dollars, and sold for $862,500. This was a 2 year effort on the part of Christine Tharpe and others on the Caddo School Board. Tharpe had this to say on social media:
I'm proud to announce that Arthur Circle is going to be a school again!
When I ran for the Caddo Parish School Board in 2020, I promised the residents of Broadmoor and District 8 that I would fight for a good outcome for the newly closed school. After two long years and many, many conversations and meetings, I am so pleased that I can deliver on my promise.
Last night, the CPSB members voted to sell Arthur Circle to BFT Development, LLC which is purchasing the school for Louisiana Key Academy (LKA). LKA is a charter school which serves dyslexic students. They do such wonderful work that parents drive from as far away as Lafayette to bring their children to school! I had the opportunity to visit the Baton Rouge campus of LKA last year, was amazed with what I saw and thought it would be the perfect fit for Arthur Circle.
Thank you to my fellow board members, our superintendent and his staff for doing what will best serve our students and our neighborhood. I would also like to thank the residents of Broadmoor and all the people who have joined me in prayer and provided positive encouragement for this exciting day.
Louisiana Key Academy, welcome to Broadmoor! You are going to love it here!
Caddo School Board President Tony Nations had some positive words for the change:
This sale of Arthur Circle is pretty much the best case scenario, given the options presented.
Nations went on to say:
The Louisiana Key Academy will help to address the needs of an underserved portion of our student body.
Needless to say, this will be a welcome change in the Arthur Circle area, and will certainly breathe new life in to what some thought to be a lost cause.