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  • Questionable Hire Has Past Ties to LPSS

    March 6, 2013 7:36 PM

    KATC was the first to uncover, Thad Welch was on the payroll before officially being hired as the Superintendent's Special Assistant. In a KATC investigation, we uncovered before Thad Welch got the job as Special Assistant to Superintendent Pat Cooper, without a high school diploma, he worked for the... more »
  • School Board Approves Re-Organization Plan 5-4

    May 2, 2012 10:44 PM

    An overhaul of the Lafayette Parish School Board central office is currently in the works. Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper said at Wednesday night's meeting that he's "not playing games" with his turn around plan. Part of that plan, re-organizing the central office, passed with a 5-4 vote. Some of the... more »
  • Lafayette School Board Approves Turnaround Plan

    April 19, 2012 12:26 AM

    By a vote of 5 to 3, the Lafayette Parish School Board approved the so-called 'Turnaround Plan' for the school system. Through changes to academics, health/wellness, facilities & maintenance the goal is to bring the school system from its current 'C-rating' with The Department of Education to an 'A-rating' over... more »
  • Dr.Pat Cooper is Officially the New Superintendent for LPSS

    December 20, 2011 11:55 PM

    Dr.Pat Cooper seals the deal by officially becoming Lafayette Parish School System's new superintendent Tuesday. We caught up with him right after he signed his contract. He says now that he's official, he's ready to roll up his sleeves and start working. Cooper's initial plans are to tackle budget issues... more »
  • School Board Finalizes Superintendent Search Protocol

    August 17, 2011 11:24 PM

    The Lafayette Parish School Board hammered out a plan on how it will choose a new superintendent, but that decision didn't come without a few disagreements. It wasn't unanimous, and it wasn't simple, but the board did approve the superintendent search protocol in a 3 to 5 vote. ... more »
  • Board Ends Block Scheduling, Students Outraged

    May 19, 2011 4:34 AM

    Wednesday night, the Lafayette Parish School Board voted to end block scheduling at high schools in the parish. That scheduling format has been in place in Lafayette high schools since 2004, allowing students to take 4 classes each day, every other day. That allowed them the opportunity to take... more »
  • School Board to Discuss Thibodaux High Location

    October 20, 2010 6:07 PM

    Tonight at the Lafayette Parish School Board meeting, the board will hear an introductory item on the permanent location for David Thibodaux Career & Technical High School. The board members have been given financing options and a Powerpoint about the proposed sites. Thibodaux Career & Technical High School is currently... more »
  • President Of Lafayette Parish School Board Will Not Rerun

    July 6, 2010 5:50 PM

    LAFAYETTE _ Carl LaCombe, president of the Lafayette Parish School Board and a member for the past 16 years, has decided he will not run for the District 2 seat again. "My job duties have changed significantly this year," LaCombe said. "I don't want my job to suffer, and I... more »
  • Lafayette Parish School Employee Is Accused Of Embezzling

    June 3, 2010 7:08 PM

    A Lafayette Parish School employee is accused tonight of embezzling more than $50,000 dollars. 59 year old Carol Thomas was charged with theft, injuring public records, public payroll fraud, obstruction of justice and malfeasance in office. Thomas supervised the extended learning program for the school board. Police analyzed... more »
  • Lafayette Parish School System Social Worker Arrested

    April 30, 2010 11:34 AM

    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 »
  • Lafayette Parish School Meal On-Line Payment System

    April 5, 2010 5:38 PM

    An on-line payment system is now available for use to pay for student's meals. This service allows parents to deposit funds directly into their children's school meal account via on-line transactions. In addition to the convenience, this system provides several other benefits to parents: * View student account balance... more »
  • Cajundome Sales Tax Case Nears End

    December 17, 2009 2:44 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A lawsuit between the Cajundome and Lafayette Parish School Board over sales taxes may soon be resolved. Lafayette Consolidated Government sent a letter Wednesday to the school board saying it is satisfied with the terms of an agreement. "We were happy to receive the... more »
  • Cajundome tax plan approved by school board

    December 3, 2009 2:06 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board has tentatively approved a settlement that ends a dispute with the Cajundome. The school board spent about an hour in a closed meeting Wednesday discussing a proposal that would settle a lawsuit the Cajundome Commission filed against the school system... more »
  • H1N1 vaccine clinics available in Lafayette area

    December 1, 2009 1:29 PM

    The State Department of Health and Hospitals in partnership with the Lafayette Parish School System will provide the 2009 H1N1 vaccine to Lafayette Parish students (Pre-K3 through 12) and faculty on Saturday, December 5th from 10am to 4pm. There are five sites where the clinics will be offered; families are... more »
  • State Rep. Hardy responds to actions at LPSS meeting

    November 11, 2009 1:45 PM

    Office of State Rep. Rickey Hardy District 44 - Lafayette November 11, 2009 Everyone knows that the education, safety, and welfare of our children here in Lafayette are matters very near and dear to my heart. With that in mind, the hyperbolic statements by Director of Curriculum... more »
  • Cajundome liquor sales back on

    October 31, 2009 4:33 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Cajundome won't be going dry, after all. A dispute over $1.4 million in overdue sales taxes had threatened to halt beer and liquor sales at the Cajundome. But Lafayette Parish School Board President Carl LaCombe says the board and Cajundome officials worked out... more »

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