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  • Superintendents Gain Control to Hire and Fire

    August 6, 2012 11:15 PM

    Governor Bobby Jindal's education reform is giving new power to superintendents across the state when it comes to hiring and firing faculty and staff. But school board members are voicing their concerns. St. Landry Parish Interim Superintendent Joseph Cassimere appointed a new principal last week at Eunice Elementary, without... more »
  • Despite state pressures, board rejects layoffs

    May 3, 2012 11:26 PM

    The St. Landry Parish School Board rejects some long anticipated layoffs to teachers and staff and now has to answer to the state. Despite pressures from the state's Department of Education, the St. Landry Parish School Board voted not to move forward with layoffs Thursday night. So, what's next?It... more »
  • School district digs for ways to avoid layoffs

    March 27, 2012 11:05 PM

    In St. Landry Parish, it's official: the state will not take over the school district after approving the board's plan to reduce a $4-million deficit but almost half that deficit could be reduced by the state. Layoffs are on the way. Notices could be sent out as early as next... more »
  • School board adopts plan to erase $4-million deficit

    March 22, 2012 11:19 PM

    St. Landry Parish schools have expected a multi-million-dollar deficit for months but nothing has been done to address it. That is, until now. "This is the first time I've seen compromise," Ricky Julien said. "This is the first time the citizens' ideas were put on paper in black and... more »
  • School System running $4-million short; board looks for cuts

    December 12, 2011 11:31 PM

    "The way it looks right now, there'll have to be a reduction in force, yes." That's what St. Landry Parish's Interim Superintendent had to say about a $4-million budget deficit. School board members were told in February, St. Landry Schools were on par to meet budget. Now, 10 months... more »
  • More safety at Opelousas schools; police "don't expect" more problems

    September 26, 2011 8:59 PM

    Opelousas Police Chief Perry Gallow says both Opelousas Junior High and Opelousas High schools are safer places now after dealing with a pair of violent outbreaks over the last month. "We feel that we have identified those who are responsible for the last two incidents." Chief Gallow says, "we... more »
  • School Without Electricity Leaves Kids in Classroom Cold

    January 5, 2010 6:45 PM

    A power outage Tuesday morning in St. Landry leaves many students cold and parents upset. It happened around 8am this morning at Cankton Elementary school. The school lost power sending a chill into classrooms. School officials say the outage was caused by a tree branch falling on electrical wires... more »

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