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Vermilion superintendent withdraws Lafayette application

Posted at 9:35 AM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 17:04:20-04

UPDATE: The Vermilion Parish Superintendent has removed his application for the interim superintendent of Lafayette Parish.

“After careful consideration, talks with my family, self reflection and prayers, I have decided to dedicate the rest of my career to the district I love and cherish,” Jerome Puyau, Vermilion Parish Superintendent, stated in a letter to the school board. “I will be announcing my removal of my application for the interim superintendent position for Lafayette Parish.”

Lafayette Parish Schools SuperintendentDr. Donald Aguillard announced to school board members in January that he would retire in May of this year.

There are now eight candidates running for the position.

The Lafayette Parish School board will narrow the list of candidates for superintendent Wednesday.


The Lafayette Parish School board will narrow the list of candidates for superintendent Wednesday. Each board member received resumes, cover letters, and certification from each of the nine candidates.

The candidates are as follows:

Brian Thomas Binggeli (Lucas, TX)

Larry E. Dichiara (Auburn, AL)
Dee Oscar Fowler (Madison, AL)
Isaac Carrier (Spring, TX)
Irma Trosclair (Eunice, LA)
Jerome Puyau (Erath, LA)
Bart Thibodeaux (Church Point, LA)
Camacia Smith-Ross (Baton Rouge, LA)
C. Michael Robinson, Jr. (Thibodaux, LA)

Each Board Member will submit a list of up to three candidates they would like to interview. The three candidates receiving the most votes will be invited to the special board meeting. These meetings are scheduled to take place 4/23, 4/24 or 4/25.

Members of staff and the public are invited to submit questions they would like the selected candidates to answer during their interview session. These questions should be sent to the Board President (

He will compile the submitted questions and distribute to the Board Members for use during the Special Meeting for candidate interviews.

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