October 23, 2013 9:36 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Officials say crowded Green T. Lindon Elementary will be expanded even though the Lafayette Consolidated Council's rejected an ordinance that would have cleared the way for the donation of land adjacent to the school. The school is adjacent to Foster Park, about 26 acres owned by... more »
September 9, 2013 6:48 PM
Parents at J. Wallace James Elementary School in Lafayette are concerned their students are eating lunch too late.
The school starts serving lunch at 11:00 and moves in grade order starting with pre-k. Fourth and fifth graders do not eat until 1:30.
More than 700 students go through... more »
May 23, 2013 7:24 PM
Some Mamou Elementary parents want answers about failing scores on the LEAP test.
Administrators say, during testing week, a teacher showed review videos that were potentially too similar to questions on the actual test. The school reported that to the state, which decided the students may have been given... more »
May 17, 2013 12:07 PM
The investigation into a substitute teacher allegedly assaulting a student at Krotz Springs Elementary continues today.
Krotz Springs Police Chief Norman Mouille tells KATC he has called in another agency to assist in the investigation. Mouille says, "I want to make sure we make the right decision."
A... more »
July 23, 2012 6:58 AM
LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - A new elementary school will be built just outside Fort Polk. The Town Talk reports the new $20 million South Polk Elementary School will be built with mostly federal funds. Officials say the school will ease crowding and improve conditions at the two elementary schools that... more »
March 5, 2012 6:34 PM
The small community of Vidrine is dealing with the death of a long-time elementary school employee, 58-year-old Donald Thomas. Firefighters said Thomas died in an early morning fire, after being trapped inside of the school's storage supply building. The building also serves as the break room and bathroom for the... more »
March 5, 2012 10:57 AM
A Vidrine Elementary janitor has been confirmed as the community's first fatality of the year. He was found in the restroom with debris on top of him. The fire began in the storage supply building around 5:45 A.M. It took firemen 30 minutes to get the fire under control. Officials... more »
November 1, 2011 10:39 PM
A group of Sunset Elementary School parents are upset because their children were paddled at school without their permission.
The three eighth graders admit to being late for class Monday, saying they had to walk across campus to use the bathroom. But said they couldn't believe what happened next... more »
July 6, 2011 11:51 PM
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 »
May 15, 2011 3:02 PM
Stephensville Elementary School is closed for the remainder of the school year. It was originally supposed to close after Tuesday, however because the school will be used as a substation by the National Guard, it may not be a safe envioronment for students. All other schools in St. Martin Parish... more »
March 3, 2011 11:29 PM
A pellet hand gun winds up on an elementary school campus, but the most troubling fact is how long it had been there.
Lafayette Police said a ten-year-old boy brought a pellet gun to Prairie Elementary on Tuesday and even showed it off to some classmates. But it wasn't... more »
January 19, 2011 8:21 PM
Kenny Hilliard was a star on the football field at Patterson High but he struggled as a student. Hilliard read on a third grade level his freshman year of highschool until he was introduced to elementary level reading program called "Fast Forword". "At one time I couldn't read a book... more »
November 19, 2010 1:07 PM
Update: The gas line that ruptured is said to be a "small" one operated by Gulf South. It runs through Erath and Delcambre and is 2800 feet long. Officials say it's an old line, and they've been working on replacing it since October. State Police say the situation is controlled,... more »
November 19, 2010 11:33 AM
Update: According to City Council Member John Leblanc, there is a voluntary evacuation after a gas line ruptured in Erath. He says, the line is operated by Centerpoint Energy, and people are being urged to stay away. The fire department has closed several streets, including Primeaux, Ranger, and Old... more »
October 26, 2010 9:39 AM
Broadmoor Elementary Fall Carnival will be October 30th from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
The Carnival will include approximately 35 booths including fun jumps, games, a dunking booth, a space walk, a cake walk, concessions and more! We invite you to come out and join in the fun!
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October 20, 2010 1:00 PM
Iberia Parish placed four schools on lockdown around 10:00 a.m. as a precaution due to the search for escaped inmate Paul Collins Jr.
Tips led authorities to an apartment complex off Rogers Street. Due to their proximity to the search, Johnston Elementary, Hopkins Elementary, Park Elementary and Anderson Middle... more »
August 16, 2010 10:14 AM
GRAND PRAIRIE ELEM STUDENT (ST. LANDRY) ARE BEING DISMISSED BECAUSE OF AN ELECTRICAL OUTAGE IN THREE CLASSROOMS AND THE CAFETERIA.
June 21, 2010 12:02 PM
A public elementary school can't deny a meal to a child for the parent's failure to pay the lunch fee without first notifying the parent that meals will be denied for lack of payment, if Gov. Bobby Jindal agrees to a bill (House Bill 1141) that received final passage Sunday.... more »
June 17, 2010 2:57 PM
Press Release: On June 16, 2010 at approximately 10:15 p.m. Deputies responded to a theft complaint at 500 Lee St. (Lee St. Elementary School). The school is abandoned at this time. The initial call came in as possible fire at the school due to witnesses observing smoke coming from... more »
May 25, 2010 9:24 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Fairview Elementary School teacher resigned and was arrested after bringing illegal prescription drugs to school. The American Press reports 38-year-old Kelly McMichael Fontenot of Ragley was booked with two counts of possession of a Schedule IV drug, one count of possession of... more »
May 11, 2010 2:29 PM
From Attorney General's Office: On April 12, 2010, the Attorney General’s Office received a recusal file from the 26 th Judicial District Attorney’s Office regarding an incident at Jennings Elementary involving the paddling of a third grade student at that school by the principal, Dr. Kieran Coleman. After conducting... more »
May 10, 2010 11:06 PM
The recent spotlight on bullying cases across the nation may have you questioning how safe your child is in the Lafayette Parish School System.
Maxine Hamilton, the Safe and Drug Free Schools Supervisor in Lafayette, said "We're seeing bullying incidents with young kids basically from kindergarten through 12th grade."... more »
February 23, 2010 5:19 PM
Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon stated that shortly after midnight Saturday his office received a complaint of juveniles playing basketball in school gym at Egan Elementary.
According to Sheriff Melancon, upon the deputies arrival, four male juveniles were located hiding in an upstairs closet. Following an investigation into the... more »
February 18, 2010 12:30 PM
Lafayette, Louisiana - February 18, 2010 - The Board of Pastors for St. Thomas More Catholic High School has named Audrey C. Menard as the new Principal of the school effective July 1.
Rev. Louis J. Richard, Chancellor of St. Thomas More Catholic High School in Lafayette and Pastor... more »
February 18, 2010 10:00 AM
CPSS officials are now reporting that the suspect has been apprehended by law enforcement and Henry Heights Elementary has been reopened.
Officials from the Calcasieu Parish School System have reported that local law enforcement has called for a lock-down at Henry Heights Elementary School in Lake Charles.... more »
January 13, 2010 8:24 PM
In Vermilion Parish, the flood wall around Dozier Elementary is complete.
The school flooded for the first time during Rita and again for Ike. Flooding closed the school and many feared it would be shut down forever.
3.2 million dollars of state and federal dollars were used in... more »
January 12, 2010 3:53 PM
Classes were out at Westside Elementary in Scott, following a second day of power problems. On Monday, an early morning wreck knocked out power for several hours at the school, but students remained in class. The power went out again at 6:30 AM on Tuesday, so classes were cancelled.
December 30, 2009 9:49 AM
Eunice Police Department
On December 21st 2009, Eunice Police Department received a complaint of two juveniles, females, being abducted and raped near, East Elementary School.
Both females gave statements that they were walking on E Magnolia St near N ML King Dr. when they were abducted.
Both... more »
November 25, 2009 3:20 PM
Celebration of Life Services for 13 year old Emile Devon Williams, will be held on Friday, November 27, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Home Chapel, New Iberia, LA A resident of Jeanerette, LA Emile passed on Saturday November 21, 2009 in New Iberia, LA; he was a student... more »
November 16, 2009 9:02 AM
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is hosting the "Reading in Red" Bus Tour on November 16-17, 2009. "Reading in Red" is a bus tour to promote literacy and give back to student-athletes' former elementary schools. Student-athletes will be visiting elementary schools in the Acadiana area, and... more »
November 11, 2009 12:25 PM
Vermilion Parish School Superintendent Randy Schexnayder is taking his mission to Washington DC. Today, he met with Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter to try to get FEMA funds to build a flood wall for E. Broussard Elementary in Forked Island. After four years of no recess equipment for students,... more »
November 10, 2009 12:43 PM
The Lafayette Parish School System will be holding another master plan meeting this evening and again on Thursday. The community meetings help the LPSS members and the general public stay connected while forming the Master Plan. The sessions continues to the month of May 2010, it is then that the... more »
November 4, 2009 6:32 PM
An Opelousas father is accused of putting his child's feet in boiling water.
Opelousas Police say Carey Cortez was upset because the child wet the bed.
The school's principal says the boy arrived this morning walking slowly, saying his feet hurt. His teacher removed his socks and shoes... more »
October 22, 2009 8:15 PM
October 23, 2009---9am
School Officials at Vermilion Catholic would like to remind those students who will be taking the ACT , to report to Mt. Carmel Elementary as previously scheduled.
Assistance will be provided that day should anyone have any questions and/or concerns. Since the school is undergoing... more »
October 22, 2009 2:20 PM
Sugarland Elementary in New Iberia has bragging rights as they are the recipient of the 2009 National Title I Distinguished School Program award. The school has received this honor based on Exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years and closing the achievement gap between student groups. Sugarland will... more »
October 19, 2009 2:30 PM
As Louisiana faces a potential budget deficit of $2 billion, leaders at the Louisiana Department o f Education (LDOE) say they are working to identify potential reductions in the agency's budget - not only for the 2009-2010 fiscal year, but as they begin the process of planning for the 2010-2011... more »
October 7, 2009 10:21 AM
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."
October 6, 2009 10:03 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - Peru's Machu Picchu ancient ruins, Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona and a New Orleans elementary school are among the cultural heritage sites threatened by neglect or overdevelopment, a preservationist group said Tuesday. The World Monuments Fund's watch list for 2010 includes 93 sites in... more »