When is your child’s birth? – Mayport Elementary PTA
Posted On August 9, 2021
By Katie StelzerMayport elementary school is having a birthday party for its first-grade students and teachers this weekend, but it’s not the first time that the playground at the Elmentaries is the focal point for a social gathering.
Last year, the playground became a social-media sensation when photos of a child at the playground on Aug. 1, 2015, sparked a public outcry, prompting the district to take action to make sure it’s safe for the next generation.
Mayport is one of the districts in Louisiana that is dealing with the fallout from the Louisiana Flood.
The storm brought unprecedented flooding and destroyed at least 4,000 homes and businesses, and caused the state to declare a state of emergency.
Maypool Mayor Gary Stolte told The Advocate newspaper last month that the floodwaters in Mayport have made the playground “an even more dangerous place.”
“We have a lot of people out here and they are just a part of the community and they have to be protected,” Stoltesaid.
“I’m just so sorry that it happened to them, and I’m just praying that they can move forward.”
Stoltesays that “this will not be the last time that people come up and see that playground,” adding, “I just hope they understand that.”