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Lafayette school board to set budget schedule

Lafayette School Board to discuss superintendent search, begin budget hearings
Posted at 5:23 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 18:23:36-05

The Lafayette Parish School Board meets in regular session tomorrow, with several items on the agenda.

Up first on the agenda will be the election of a President and Vice President for the year.

The board also will consider a proposed budget hearing schedule, which sets the first discussion in February, and continues through March and April, with public inspection starting in May, followed by a public hearing and final adoption on May 19. You can take a look at the schedule here.

Also on the agenda are several policy changes, required by laws that were passed by the Legislature this year.

And, the board will consider proposed Request for Qualifications documents for feasibility studies of Northside High and J.W. Faulk Elementary.

The Board recently approved a feasibility study for the replacement or renovations of both schools; the first step in the process is for the Board to approve the Request For Qualifications document that will be advertised and sent out to interested firms. After the deadline for submissions has passed, the responses will be evaluated by a committee selected by the Superintendent and a recommendation will be made to the Superintendent and the Board for approval.

The board also is scheduled to approve resolutions marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day and recognizing the football victories of Acadiana High and Carencro High.

The board meets at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the central office, located on Chaplin Drive. If you don't want to attend in person, you can watch them live on AOC or on YouTube here.