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Aguillard to retire as Lafayette Parish School Superintendent

Posted at 10:00 PM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 23:37:09-05

Lafayette Parish Schools Superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard has announced to school board members that he is retiring.

A press release states that Aguillard plans to retire in May of this year.

Lafayette Parish School Board member Tommy Angelle confirmed this morning that board members received an email from Aguillard, announcing his retirement.

Aguillard began his tenure as superintendent in May 2015. Before his appointment as superintendent of the Lafayette Parish School System, Aguillard served 11 years as superintendent of the St. Mary Parish School System. His earlier career includes 28 years of work as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, area director, and district administrator, according to the LPSS website.

In his letter to board members, Aguillard thanks the board for their work in providing for the “betterment of our students.” He also extends his gratitude to the “students, parents, teachers, support staff, administrators, civic organizations, and government, community and business leaders who championed the idea that our future success depends on the quality of educational experiences for our children.”

Aguillard mentions the work during his tenure on “change and revitalization,” including bus rerouting, rezoning, school safety, and Common Core State Standards.

Aguillard says he believes the next superintendent will be able to build on the foundation that he and the board have established.

Read the full letter at the link below:

Dr. Donald Aguillard retirement announcement