NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - A former Carencro Middle School guidance counselor has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for possession of cocaine in a school zone. On May 24, 2010, Kenrard Broussard was caught in a school zone in New Iberia while picking up a package of cocaine.... more »
A Lafayette school counselor, on leave after suspicions of money laundering, was reinstated Wednesday night at the Lafayette Parish School Board meeting. But it didn't happen without opposition.
Charles M. Burke Elementary counselor Chiffonia Jackson has been on unpaid leave since February after being arrested in January on suspicions... more »
An educational committee in Baton Rouge is pushing for new guidelines to better define the role of school counselors. The Blue Ribbon Commission for Educational Excellence is a group of teachers, lawmakers, superintendents, business leaders and college faculty. They tackle school issues, finding solutions to the problems and present their... more »
UPDATE-New information on the sex scandal at Ascension Episcopal School. DR. Allison Hargrave, former counselor, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Hargrave is charged with having sex with a 14-year old student she counseled . Court documents say Hargrave's attorney plans to introduce expert evidence that Hargrave has... more »
A former Ascension Episcopal School counselor, accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14 year old student was in Federal Court Wednesday. The hearing was set to determine whether Dr. Allison Hargrave should be released from jail until her trial in August. Judge Michael Hill has taken the matter... more »
On May 24, 2010 Narcotics Agents with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office conducted a narcotics investigation within the city limits of New Iberia. As a result of this investigation, Agents recovered approximately 311 grams of powder cocaine and a digital scale. Agents arrested Kenrarad Broussard and booked him into the... more »
LAFAYETTE, LA. (AP) - Drug agents have arrested a social workerwith the Lafayette Parish school system after they discovered illegal drugs in her apartment. Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force Capt. John Babin tells The Advocate that 40-year-old Leah Arceneaux was arrested Thursday. Babin says Arceneaux was booked with possession with... more »
Congratulations to school counselor Sarah Habetz. The Louisiana Counselors Association recently named Habetz elementary school counselor of the year. She does double-duty serving as counselor at Mermentau and Estherwood elementary . She was nominated by Mermentau Principal Melvyn Smith who says Sarah Habetz is the "heart of his school."