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School district town halls start for St. Landry Parish

Posted: 6:38 PM, Oct 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-01 23:22:35-04

Today kicked off the first of many town halls focused on the St. Landry Parish School district.

Throughout October, Superintendent Patrick D. Jenkins will be conducting a listening tour of St. Landry Parish.

Jenkins says the events will be divided into to sessions, morning and evening. Jenkins will host morning “Coffee and Conversation” talks and evening “Town Hall” meetings.

Each chat will be held in a local restaurant, church, or school. The morning “Coffee and Conversation” will be held from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. The evening “Town Hall” will be from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

During these events, Jenkins says he wants to reflect and share thoughts on the following five questions about the school district:

· What are our strengths?
· What are our challenges?
· What should we start doing?
· What should we stop doing?
· What is possible?

Here are the Morning events:

October 2, First Baptist of Port Barre, Saizan Avenue, Port Barre

October 10, Grand Prairie Elementary Library, Highway 363, Washington

October 11, Old Courtableau Cafe, North Main Street, Washington

October 17, Java Square, West Landry Street, Opelousas

October 18, Chicory’s Coffee and Cafe, East Martin Luther King Drive, Grand Coteau

Here are the evening events:

October 2, Port Barre Elementary Cafeteria, OG Track Road, Port Barre

October 10, Lawtell Elementary Cafeteria, School Road, Opelousas

October 11, Palmetto Elementary Cafeteria, Rideau Road, Palmetto

October 17, Park Vista Elementary Cafeteria, Abdalla Boulevard, Opelousas

October 18, Grand Coteau Elementary Cafeteria, Church Street, Arnaudville