Posted: Mar 18, 2013 4:37 PM by Ian Auzenne
Lafayette Parish officials and community leader have begun discussions to create a new "world language immersion school." Lafayette Parish Schools Assistant Superintendent Sandra Billeaudeau says the state legislature created the committee last year to come up with a proposed budget for this potential school. She says the goal of this school would be to "encourage students to be globally competent." Billeaudeau adds the school would initially offer French, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese courses before expanding its offerings.
Billeaudeau says some ideas for the school include running it in conjunction with UL and having a new campus built on UL property. She continues by saying all ideas are merely preliminary. She adds the school could open as early as 2014 if funds are available.