The first Monday of each month, Superintendent of Lafayette Parish Schools, Dr. Pat Cooper visits GMA. Today the topic of discussion was the Pre-K Parade for the 2014-2015 school year. February 15 there will be two opportunities to receive information and shop the early learning programs in Lafayette Parish. The... more »
The Lafayette Parish School System could receive a nearly 350-thousand dollar state grant for children in pre-k.
The majority of funding for pre-k in Lafayette Parish comes from grants and what's called title one funding. If the parish receives the new grant, it'll provide money for the first year... more »
Lafayette parents could be paying more to keep their kids in Pre-K classes. The Lafayette Parish School Board introduced the tuition increase at Wednesday's meeting.
Currently parents pay $330 a month for Pre-K classes. But the Early Childhood Programs department is asking board members to raise tuition to a... more »
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 »
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 »
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 »