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  • Back to the Drawing Board for Lafayette Schools' Master Facilities Plan

    July 11, 2012 11:27 PM

    It's back to the drawing board for Lafayette Parish schools' Master Facilities Plan, after some school board members and the superintendent want to change what was already in place. The Master Facilities Plan was created a few years ago under the previous superintendent and administration. The board spent about... more »
  • Drug Testing Could be Offered at Lafayette Parish Schools Next Fall

    April 13, 2012 6:43 PM

    Students in Lafayette Parish public schools could be drug tested as soon as next year. Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper said the drug tests would be voluntary, by parents' choice, free, and confidential. There would also be no punishment for students who test positive. "It's non-punitive, if you get... more »
  • Superintendent releases plan to "turnaround" schools

    April 3, 2012 11:08 PM

    Can Lafayette Schools turn around in six years? That's the plan. Dubbed the turnaround plan, Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper hopes to pass major changes to the school system to improve its standing. "We're going to get these children ready to learn," Dr. Cooper said. His ideas are major changes... more »
  • School custodians floored by move to night shift

    March 29, 2012 11:12 PM

    The Lafayette School Board approved putting school custodians on the night shift; a move Superintendent Pat Cooper calls a more efficient use of resources but custodians say otherwise. Cooper says when voters rejected a bond proposal, they criticized Lafayette Schools for not being able to take care of what it... more »
  • Board says 21% salary increase not too much for superintendent

    December 19, 2011 11:38 PM

    $190,000. Is that too steep a salary for the Lafayette Superintendent? That's the salary Dr. Pat Cooper was asking for to become the parish's new top educator. For the school board, the decision wasn't an easy one. It came down to a split decision. 5 for. 4 against.... more »
  • Property tax for schools. Are you for or against it?

    October 19, 2011 10:02 PM

    Supporters of a new property tax explain why voters should approve it this Saturday: More than $500-million will help renovate Lafayette's schools if the tax is approved. "We can give them a sense of pride in their facilities." Sarah Walker of the Parent Coalition says, "and have those facilities... more »
  • 16 apply to lead Lafayette schools

    August 30, 2011 7:03 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The tally of applicants for Lafayette Parish schools superintendent is now at 16. Only 10 will be selected for October interviews. At least two more Louisiana candidates have added their name to the list for consideration, bringing the total of in-state applicants to four. So far,... more »
  • Bond election recommended for Lafayette schools

    April 13, 2011 9:07 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - An Advisory group says a bond election should be held this fall asking voters to approve a new property tax that would fund nearly $600 million of Lafayette public school renovations and reconstruction. The 21-member Citizens' Oversight Committee did not set a date, leaving that up... more »
  • Pre-K classes cut? Lafayette: it's an option

    April 6, 2011 11:41 PM

    The Lafayette School Board must either find the cash to cover a $1-million gap or lose some pre-k classes. That million dollars is stimulus money schools have relied on for the last two years. School officials say much of that can be covered by title-one funds but it still leaves... more »
  • NP Moss shuffle begins; redistricting plan approved

    March 16, 2011 11:34 PM

    As NP Moss turns into Thibodaux Career and Tech, most students will move into new schools. The Lafayette School Board approved a plan Wednesday night outlining where those students will go; rezoning more than 300 students who currently live in the NP Moss district but not everyone on the board... more »
  • Lunch policy in Lafayette schools is said to be working

    November 8, 2010 9:19 AM

    New information on the updated lunch policy in Lafayette schools. Apparently it's working. The school system is now reporting parents to child protective services if their child is without lunch money 3 times. In 3 days since the plan was put in place and no one has been reported to... more »
  • Superintendent Contract Extension Approved

    September 2, 2010 10:06 AM

    Lafayette Parish Schools Superintendent Burnell Lemoine's contract has been extended. Board members approved that contract extension during Wednesday evening's school board meeting. Lemoine's original contract was set to expire on December 31, 2010. It will now be one year longer. Along with the extension, he also gets a 2.5% salary... more »
  • Enrollment increases in Lafayette Parish schools

    August 13, 2010 7:59 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Preliminary first-day-of-school counts show enrollment is up in Lafayette Parish schools. The district reported that 25,008 students in grades 1-12 attended the first day of school Thursday. The Advocate reports the tally is up from last year's first-day count of 24,687 students. Those numbers are expected to... more »
  • Lafayette superintendent scores high on evaluation

    August 5, 2010 7:37 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Lafayette Parish School Board has voted unanimously to allow its president to negotiate a possible contract extension for Superintendent Burnell Lemoine. The board evaluated Lemoine's performance Wednesday, giving the superintendent a cumulative average of 6.92, rounded to a 7 on an 8-point scale. Last year, the board's... more »
  • Lafayette superintendent scores high on evaluation

    August 5, 2010 7:37 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Lafayette Parish School Board has voted unanimously to allow its president to negotiate a possible contract extension for Superintendent Burnell Lemoine. The board evaluated Lemoine's performance Wednesday, giving the superintendent a cumulative average of 6.92, rounded to a 7 on an 8-point scale. Last year, the board's... more »
  • Lafayette board to grade schools chief

    August 3, 2010 9:08 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) The Lafayette Parish School Board will evaluate Superintendent Burnell Lemoine's performance at its regular meeting Wednesday. The Advertiser reports Lemoine has received high marks on past evaluations. His contract is set to expire Dec. 31, the same day the current board's term expires. The school board also... more »
  • Lafayette board to grade schools chief

    August 3, 2010 9:08 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) The Lafayette Parish School Board will evaluate Superintendent Burnell Lemoine's performance at its regular meeting Wednesday. The Advertiser reports Lemoine has received high marks on past evaluations. His contract is set to expire Dec. 31, the same day the current board's term expires. The school board also... more »
  • Lafayette school official faces theft charge

    June 3, 2010 7:50 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) A Lafayette Parish Schools System official has been arrested on charges she embezzled more than $50,000 from a district program. Carol Thomas was booked Wednesday with theft, injuring public records, public payroll fraud, obstruction of justice and malfeasance in office. She surrendered to authorities at the Lafayette... more »
  • Fewer school arrests reported

    May 28, 2010 8:14 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Members of the Lafayette Police Department's School Resource Officers Unit report 36 fewer arrests for the school year of 2009-10 from the previous year. The Advertiser reports there were a total of 270 arrests for the school year, with 92 arrests for disturbing the peace by fighting... 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 »
  • An Inside Look at School Bullying

    May 11, 2010 6:31 PM

    Schools are a place where a child gets an education and learns important social skills…but for some children, it’s a place where they can’t escape the cruelty of others. "He had to go to the hospital because a student in his class pulled a chair out from under him... more »
  • Bullying in Lafayette Schools

    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 »
  • N.P. Moss Begins New Era

    March 19, 2010 1:57 PM

    It has been a long struggle for N.P. Moss Middle School in Lafayette, but their work is far from done. For months the school thought they may close to make way for a technical high school, but N.P. Moss is staying put, thanks in part to the help of... more »
  • N.P. Moss to Stay N.P. Moss Middle School

    March 18, 2010 12:02 AM

    The vote is in and the fate of N.P. Moss Middle School is decided. Wednesday night, the Lafayette Parish School Board voted unanimously to keep N.P. Moss open as a Middle School. The decision was made after recommendations were introduced by Superintendent Burnell LeMoine. Under the motion that was approved,... more »
  • $10 Million to Lafayette Schools

    January 4, 2010 2:14 PM

    Lafayette Parish schools are getting $10 million in bonds for repairs and maintenance work over the next 3 years, starting now. They are getting much needed work done thanks to a federal stimulus program. The funding is from the Qualified School Construction Bond Program. "The stimulus money is... more »
  • New Orleans Legislator Tours Lafayette Schools

    November 12, 2009 8:11 PM

    As a part of a tour of schools across Louisiana, state Rep. Karen Carter Peterson (D-District 93-New Orleans) along with representatives from the Scott S. Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives at Tulane, made several stops in Acadiana today. The delegation visited Green T. Linden Elementary in Younsville and... more »
  • eCampus Offers Online Classes for Lafayette

    October 5, 2009 1:52 PM

    Schools in Lafayette Parish will soon offer online courses for high schoolers and some 8th graders. The program is called "eCampus" and it is designed to help two groups of students: those who need help to catch up after failing a class (and to keep from failing again), and... more »

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