Jefferson Parish Public School System

Jefferson Parish Public School System

DMS helped JPPSS secure over $163 million in funding to repair and replace school facilities, four times greater than FEMA’s initial damage assessment.

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is Louisiana’s largest school district, with almost 50,000 students. As a result of Hurricane Katrina, JPPSS suffered severe wind and flood damage to all 85 of it’s campuses as well as administration buildings. Initial damage assessments were rejected by FEMA. DMS successfully challenged FEMA’s decision. FEMA agreed that the administration buildings, Woodmere Elementary, Terrytown Elementary, and the Grand Isle Gymnasium were more than 50% damaged, thus eligible for replacement. The design of the replacement facilities was unprecedented, including an 18 foot elevation to raise the gym above the flood level.

Scope of Work

• Project Worksheet Development
• 406 Hazard Mitigation
• Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
• Grant Management
• Appeals

Funding

• $45.2 Million Insurance
• $119.2 Million PA
• $4.8 Million CDBG
• Total of $168.2 Million

Scope of Project

Administration Building Replacement

• Replaced Facility of 93,000 ft2
• Obligated $20.5 million
• $6 Million in 406 Mitigation to Strengthen parking lot, upgrade generator, relocate drainage systems, improve utility lines

Administration Annex Warehouse

• $3.4 million in 406 Mitigation for roof replacement

Terrytown & Woodmere Elementary Schools

• FEMA Public Assistance/Replacement
• Terrytown: $22.7 million
• Woodmere: $21.3 million
• $5 million Per school in 406 mitigation to raise building foundations above flood levels, strengthen parking lots from 2” in concrete base to over 4”, upgrade windows, relocate drainage systems, improve utility lines

Scope of Work

• Project Worksheet Development
• 406 Hazard Mitigation
• Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
• Grant Management
• Appeals

Funding

• $45.2 Million Insurance
• $119.2 Million PA
• $4.8 Million CDBG
• Total of $168.2 Million

Scope of Project

Administration Building Replacement

• Replaced Facility of 93,000 ft2
• Obligated $20.5 million
• $6 Million in 406 Mitigation to Strengthen parking lot, upgrade generator, relocate drainage systems, improve utility lines

Administration Annex Warehouse

• $3.4 million in 406 Mitigation for roof replacement

Terrytown & Woodmere Elementary Schools

• FEMA Public Assistance/Replacement
• Terrytown: $22.7 million
• Woodmere: $21.3 million
• $5 million Per school in 406 mitigation to raise building foundations above flood levels, strengthen parking lots from 2” in concrete base to over 4”, upgrade windows, relocate drainage systems, improve utility lines