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  • Despite state pressures, board rejects layoffs

    May 3, 2012 11:26 PM

    The St. Landry Parish School Board rejects some long anticipated layoffs to teachers and staff and now has to answer to the state. Despite pressures from the state's Department of Education, the St. Landry Parish School Board voted not to move forward with layoffs Thursday night. So, what's next?It... more »
  • Cassimere appointed Superintendent; lays-out lay-off policy

    March 20, 2012 11:07 PM

    Board members in St. Landry Parish say they're ready to tackle the big decision: how to cut $4-million from the budget, all with a new acting superintendent. Teachers, parents and board members were pleased to see long-time educator and Assistant Superintendent Joseph Cassimere appointed as Superintendent, at least for the... more »
  • Superintendent resigns, assistant passed-up by board

    March 15, 2012 11:13 PM

    A school board meeting takes a wild turn; St. Landry Parish Interim Superintendent Donnie Perron resigned. The move caught many people by surprise with the many financial problems the school board is faced with. Here's a quick history: Last year, the parish settled a 46-year-old desegregation case, setting... more »
  • School Leadership Changes Not Without Controversy

    October 25, 2011 12:58 AM

    It's been a turbulent week for the St. Landry Parish School System and tensions were high at a special meeting Monday, called to address leadership changes. The board gathered to appoint an interim replacement for Superintendent Michael Nassif, but yet another administrator's chair was vacant at the meeting. Monday... more »

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