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  • New Recycle Bins Delivered to LHS

    August 28, 2013 11:19 AM

    Recycling will continue at Lafayette High School thanks to Allied Waste. This morning, the company delivered eight new recycle bins. After our story aired, the director of Allied Waste, Greg Schultz contacted the school saying they'll provide recycling services free of charge. Schultz says recycling services will also... more »
  • Health Insurance Raising Concerns at LPSS

    August 27, 2013 7:09 PM

    The Lafayette Parish School Board is holding a health care workshop. They're discussing changing insurance providers, meaning possible changes in benefits. The talk of change isn't sitting well with some insurance users in the school system. They say the board is moving too fast and a new provider... more »
  • School Recycling Issues Growing in Lafayette Parish

    August 26, 2013 6:26 PM

    Recycling could be a thing of the past for several Lafayette Parish schools. For years, recycling services were free, but starting next month, schools will have to foot the bill. Every year, Lafayette High recycles more than 120-thousand gallons of material, that's more than 10-thousand gallons each month.... more »
  • Lafayette Parish School Renovations Underway

    July 9, 2013 7:24 PM

    More than one million dollars in improvements are underway in Lafayette Parish schools this summer. Leading the charge to fix the schools is a man backed by the superintendent with a reputation for getting things done. Thad Welch was named Special Assistant to Doctor Pat Cooper and his... more »
  • Controversial Hire Taking on More Responsibility

    July 8, 2013 7:44 PM

    Special Assistant to the Superintendent, Thad Welch is taking on more responsibilities in the Lafayette Parish School System. You'll recall Welch's position came under fire from the school board after it was revealed he does not have a high school diploma. In January 2012, Welch started working as a... more »
  • Board Members Question School Renovations

    April 3, 2013 9:10 PM

    Two Lafayette Parish School Board members are questioning the effectiveness of recent renovation projects at Northside High and N.P. Moss Preparatory Academy. This comes after board members Greg Awbrey and Mark Babineaux attended a meeting at Northside High Monday. Though uninvited, it was the first time the members had... more »
  • Special Assistant Salary Source Questioned After Funding Eliminated

    March 21, 2013 6:33 PM

    There are many questions, as to how a special assistant to the Lafayette Parish Superintendent will be paid or even if he still has a job. This after the Lafayette Parish School Board voted to eliminate funding for Thad Welch's job. By a vote of five to four, the... more »
  • 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 Resources Officers Work to Make Campuses Safer

    February 21, 2013 11:33 PM

    We've heard quite a bit about weapons on school campuses in the last few months across the nation and right here in Acadiana. From the start of this school year to last week, 46 weapons have been found on Lafayette Parish school campuses. Twenty-eight of those were weapons like knives... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • LPSB Stimulus funds End

    February 24, 2011 7:39 PM

    A money pool for the Lafayette Parish School Board has dried up. In the past two years, $16 million in federal stimulus money has helped fund several school programs, but that ends this June. That means, unless another source of money, like grants, is found, those programs may have... 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 »
  • Three School Board Members Retire

    July 8, 2010 7:40 PM

    Within weeks of each other--three veterans of the Lafayette Parish School Board announced their retiring. Between the three of them there's fifty-seven years of experience. Mike Hefner, Edward Sam, and Carl LaCombe have all decided this is their last year. LaCombe said, "Mr. Sam and Mr. Hefner getting... 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 »
  • Resources for Victims' of Bullying

    May 12, 2010 5:25 PM

    Being the victim of school bullying can make parents and children feel helpless, but there are places to turn to for help. Maxine Hamilton, the Safe and Drug Free Schools Supervisor for Lafayette, said “First thing I would do is go to an administrator and ask what resources... more »
  • Pre-K Registration

    April 7, 2010 6:49 PM

    Early education programs in Lafayette have filled-up quickly in the past, and the same is expected this year. The Picard Center at UL Lafayette researches Pre-K students in language, print and math. Their latest results show that students who attend these programs, not only get better test scores, but are... 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 »
  • LPSB Considers Charter School Proposal

    November 18, 2009 7:11 PM

    The Lafayette Parish School Board is considering a proposal for a new charter school in Lafayette. The non-profit Outreach Community Development Corporation has proposed starting a charter school at N.P. Moss Middle School. The item is being considered at Wednesday's school board meeting. It's unclear whether or not a... more »
  • The Rant: Lafayette Parish School Board Out $746,000

    November 11, 2009 7:45 PM

    Tell us what you think about this story. Email your RANT to Hoyt and tune in when we air your opinions on KATC-TV3. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 746-thousand dollars is blocked from the Lafayette parish school board by state representative Rickey Hardy. It happened Tuesday in a house-senate education committee... 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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