Major changes in Lafayette Parish Schools' staffing is in the works. The superintendent plans to create new positions, eliminate others and change the roles of some central office staff. Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper said his plan is to move more staff out of the central office and into schools.
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ZACHARY, La. (AP) - The Zachary Community School Board has approved a reorganization of the central office and the transfer of some school administrators stemming from a coming move to national standards in four "core subjects" and the construction of a new school. The Advocate reports Superintendent Warren Drake recommended,... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - School cafeterias would have to hold the fries - and serve kids more whole grains, fruits and vegetables - under the government's plans for the first major nutritional overhaul of students' meals in 15 years. The Agriculture Department proposal announced Thursday applies to lunches subsidized by the... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The annual checkup of the government's big benefit programs for the elderly showed that the administration's sweeping health care overhaul will extend the life of the Medicare hospital insurance fund by 12 years. But officials are cautioning that the dramatic gain will depend on achieving significant savings... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has voted to overhaul the debt-ridden federal program that provides flood insurance to more than 5 million homeowners and businesses located in flood-prone areas. The National Flood Insurance Program, an arm of FEMA, has for more than four decades offered affordable flood insurance to people... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - Big changes are in store for the financial world from a government crackdown more than a year in the making. Democratic leaders in the Senate are trying to secure the final votes needed to pass legislation this coming week that would impose the most sweeping rules on... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar conceded Tuesday that the government failed to hold the oil industry accountable and ensure safety in offshore oil drilling. Salazar, in his first appearance before Congress since the April 20 Gulf accident, promised an overhaul of the agency that regulates offshore oil drilling... more »