COMMUNITY INPUT: The members of Lafayette City-Parish Council and the School Board have met quarterly for the past year on areas of common need and the School Board created a public coalition to assist communication about school facilities. When and how would you encourage intergovernmental and community involvement regarding major... more »
PERFORMANCE: What programs/ approaches do you recommend to improve low performing schools and to increase readiness for school for preschool children?
Lafayette Parish School Board District 9
Rae B. Trahan is running u nopposed (No response offered.)
Lafayette Parish School Board District 2
Greg Davis All... more »
STATE FUNDING: During the 2010 legislative session, Governor Jindal cut state funding for salary supplements for nationally certified teachers, counselors, psychologists, social workers, speech/language pathologists, and audiologists working in public schools. Jindal said local school districts can handle those costs. What is your position on pay from local funds for... more »
F UNDING: The School Board is facing continued reduction in state funding. What changes, if any, would you propose for the 2011 and 2012 annual budgets for Lafayette Parish School System?
Lafayette Parish School Board District 1
Mark Allen Babineaux is unopposed
(No response offered.)
Lafayette... more »
FACILITIES: The Lafayette Parish School Board has approved a master plan that includes a schedule using today's costs for repairing, renovating, and replacing many of its schools. It has been vetted by the community. How would you implement the plan?
Lafayette Parish School Board District District 1
Mark... more »
Voters can read all 13 School Board candidates' responses to issues in the races, along with their career and community service at www.lwv-lafayette.org , the website of the League of Women Voters of Lafayette.
All of the candidates responded about the school facilities master plan, reduction in state funding,... more »
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