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  • State Superintendent Defends Common Core Curriculum Play Video

    October 3, 2013 6:18 PM

    State Superintendent of Education John White is continuing his statewide tour. Today, he stopped in Lafayette Parish at Truman Montessori and N.P. Moss Prep. The goal of the tour is to highlight innovative teaching and to get feedback from educators on what's working in the classroom. White spoke about... more »
  • LPSS Revisiting Health Insurance Debate Tonight Play Video

    October 2, 2013 5:14 PM

    Tonight, the Lafayette Parish School Board could choose a new insurance provider for the system. Just a few weeks ago, the board rejected a proposal to switch from Blue Cross to a new company called Key Benefit Administrators. Teachers spoke against the change, saying they were happy with Blue... more »
  • Rats Found in Lafayette Parish Schools

    September 25, 2013 6:29 PM

    Some say rodents are a growing problem in Lafayette Parish Schools. This school year, 11 schools have filed a total of 18 work orders have been filed reporting rodent issues in Lafayette Parish schools. Carencro High has filed five work orders, the most reports this school year. Following closely... more »
  • Students Reflect on 9-11 Twelve Years Later

    September 11, 2013 7:18 PM

    The painful memories of 9-11 are still fresh in the minds of many Americans, but some of the youngest in our country are just learning about the terrorist attacks more than a decade ago. For some Acadiana students, 9-11 is just a history lesson. This year's high school seniors... more »
  • Mold Issues Ongoing Problem in Schools

    September 10, 2013 6:31 PM

    Mold issues in Lafayette Parish Schools continue to be an ongoing battle. In total, nearly 200 mold complaints have been filed in Lafayette Parish Schools over the past three years. As of last week, all have been taken care of except ten. This school year, pre-k students at... more »
  • 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 »
  • Challenges Ahead for Lafayette Parish Schools

    August 14, 2013 6:40 PM

    Students across Lafayette Parish are facing homework assignments this evening after summer break officially ends. Today, Superintendent Pat Cooper welcomed students and faculty as they arrived on campuses across the district. More than 30-thousand students are registered this school year. Cooper says this is a rough estimate and the... more »
  • LHS Renovations Coming into Question

    August 2, 2013 7:20 PM

    Major renovations are underway at Lafayette High School, but some are questioning if the campus will be ready for the first day of school. Since class let out in May, crews have been replacing floors and cleaning mold. Some classrooms were completely gutted and remodeled. Thad Welch, Special... more »
  • LPSS Increasing Security Measures

    July 31, 2013 7:20 PM

    Seventy-five new cameras are going up in Lafayette Parish schools ahead of the new year. Right now, the system has 276 cameras. However, more than a quarter of those are not working properly and they're being replaced. At Northside High, there are 72 cameras installed. A few miles... more »
  • Displaced Teachers Waiting on New Assignments

    July 25, 2013 6:27 PM

    The Lafayette Parish School System is still working to place more than a dozen teachers back into the classroom. In May, those teachers didn't have a set school they would be working in this coming school year. At the start of the summer, 56 teachers were without assignment.... 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 »
  • Four Charter Schools Could be Built in Lafayette

    May 14, 2013 7:12 PM

    Four charter schools could soon be on the way for Lafayette Parish. Wednesday afternoon, the school board will consider partnering with Charter Schools USA. Like other charter schools, those with this company would run on private donations and some public funds. Charter USA requires parental involvement and teacher... more »
  • Police Looking for Clues into Pressure Cooker Bomb Threat

    May 2, 2013 6:31 PM

    The search is on for whoever threatened to blow up Broussard Middle School using a pressure cooker bomb. The campus is on South Morgan Street off the Amabassador Caffery Extension. Around 9:30 Thursday morning, Broussard Police evacuated students to a nearby church. After a two hour search, nothing... more »
  • Suspended Teacher is Fighting for His Job

    April 18, 2013 10:22 PM

    A Carencro High teacher is screaming retaliation. He says he was suspended from his job after speaking out about violence inside the classroom. Thursday morning, Jamal Taylor was escorted from the campus and now, his job is up in the air. Taylor has a stack of paperwork documenting... 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 »
  • Student Teacher Let Go After Speaking Out

    March 22, 2013 7:54 PM

    A student teacher at Carencro High is looking for a new place to teach so he can complete his degree requirements and graduate in May. Less than 24 hours after Derrick Comeaux spoke up about discipline problems, he was escorted off campus by police. "You need to get... 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 »
  • LPSB Considers Private Company to Run Alternative Program

    December 12, 2012 11:26 PM

    The Lafayette Parish School Board discussed the possibility of bringing in a private company to run an alternative program in the parish. The program would be housed in portable buildings on the campus of the new N.P. Moss Preparatory School, however it wouldn't be part of the school. The... more »
  • Sparks Fly at LPSB, Trahan Defends Herself Against Accusations

    August 1, 2012 11:34 PM

    Sparks flew at Wednesday night's Lafayette Parish School Board meeting. Board member Rae Trahan (District 9) fired back at Lafayette newspaper, "The Indpendent" after it ran an article called "Absent Minded." The cover story accused Trahan of not participating in school board business and not supporting schools in her district,... more »
  • LPSB Approves NP Moss Renovation, Considers Reconstituting Northside

    May 16, 2012 11:57 PM

    Lafayette Parish School Board took up two controversial issues Wednesday night as part of its turn around plan. The board moved forward with plans to renovated the NP Moss Opportunity School, formerly the NP Moss Annex. The renovations will cost roughly $3.5 million and will be completed over the... more »
  • Laf. School Board Lightens Cell Phone Policy

    January 18, 2012 11:36 PM

    The Lafayette Parish School Board dealt with a cell phone policy that wasn't sitting well with many students and their parents at Wednesday night's meeting. Board members made the call to change that policy, and that means students will be getting confiscated cell phones back soon. With a split... more »
  • LPSB Moves Forward with Plans to Renovate N.P. Moss

    January 19, 2011 11:30 PM

    Plans are getting underway for the transition of N.P. Moss Middle School to Thibodeaux Technical and Career High School. Wednesday night the Lafayette Parish School Board made a very preliminary, but important decision. The board authorized the administration to look for an architectural firm that would make changes at N.P.... more »
  • Students Get False Rejections for College Funds

    June 29, 2010 2:40 PM

    Some Lafayette students starting college in the fall on a TOPS scholarship received false rejection letters in the mail last weekend. This left their families worrying about paying for school. Bob Martin and his son Aaron were shocked to get a rejection letter from tops: "We were... more »

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