Three candidates vying to become St. Landry Parish's school superintendent remain in the running after an initial round of interviews this week.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
OPELOUSAS – Former Lafayette Parish School Superintendent Patrick Cooper was eliminated on Thursday from the first round of applicants scheduled to be interviewed Sept. 21 for the superintendent’s position in St. Landry Parish.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
A project to build a multi-million-dollar performing arts facility at Comeaux High School is moving forward after the Lafayette Parish School Board voted Wednesday to allocate initial funds toward its design and to advertise for bids.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
The Lafayette Parish School Board voted Wednesday to maintain its property tax millage rates from last year, which will bring in an estimated $6 million in revenue for the school district because of a rise in the parish's property values.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Repair costs for the flooded Westside Elementary School in Scott will exceed at least $5 million as district contractors continue evaluating and working on rebuilding the facility.
Monday, September 05, 2016
A discovery in the treatment of hearing loss made at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette comes from one of the most unlikely of creatures: the humble sea anemone.
Friday, September 02, 2016
OPELOUSAS – Former Lafayette Parish Schools Superintendent Pat Cooper is one of 10 people to qualify as a candidate for superintendent in St. Landry Parish, according to list of applicants released Friday.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
OPELOUSAS – A federal judge is dismissing the 47-year-old desegregation lawsuit against the St. Landry Parish school district, Superintendent Edward Brown announced Thursday.
Monday, August 29, 2016
OPELOUSAS – The St. Landry Parish School Board on Monday assured parents of displaced Plaisance Elementary students that the school will reopen as soon as the air quality issues due to flooding are resolved.
Friday, August 26, 2016
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is relaxing deadlines for paying tuition, raising relief funds and taking other steps to help students and staff affected by the recent flooding across south Louisiana that hit just as classes were starting…
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Two teens arrested Tuesday are accused of burglarizing three Lafayette Parish schools over the weekend and causing more than $9,000 in damage.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Five Acadiana school districts have suspended school operations until next week as tens of thousands of students, staff and faculty recover from the unprecedented floods still threatening parts of the region.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
A Lafayette Parish grand jury on Wednesday indicted Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope on felony counts of perjury and using public funds to influence voters, charges that stem from his refusal to honor a public records request and the civil lawsui…
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Monday, August 08, 2016
Lafayette Parish students who want to earn a high school diploma but may not fit into the traditional school setting, like young parents or self-supporting teens, might soon be able to attend a high school tailored to their needs.
Thursday, August 04, 2016
OPELOUSAS – The St. Landry Parish School board voted 12-1 on Thursday to delay the proposed hiring of five master teachers to help improve the academic standing of three of the district’s lowest-performing schools.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Proposed new attendance zones for the Lafayette Parish School System may shift thousands of students to new schools in fall 2017 under boundaries designed to reduce students' transportation times by keeping them closer to their neighborhoods.
Some Lafayette Parish schools will benefit from a recycling program this year, marking the first step in what could lead to recycling services at all public schools throughout the district.
Monday, August 01, 2016
The public will get a first look Wednesday at the Lafayette Parish school system's newly redrawn school attendance zones, a proposal that could send several thousand students to different schools than the ones they've been attending starting in th…
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
OPELOUSAS — A St. Landry Parish school district official told members of the School Board that they will need to consolidate or close some Opelousas elementary schools because of an anticipated shortfall of up to $3.2 million during the 2016-17 sc…
Saturday, July 23, 2016
A drum and bugle corps competition that’s drawing teams from around the country is about to rattle and pound its way across athletic fields at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Swigging booze from cups and brown-bagged bottles between New Orleans jazz interludes, the children stumbled about onstage, gossiping about Orsino, Viola and Olivia and the folly ensuing from their twisted love triangle.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
OPELOUSAS — The St. Landry Parish School Board agreed Tuesday to pay Edward Brown to work for the district as a consultant if a new superintendent is selected before his contract ends Dec. 31.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
OPELOUSAS — St. Landry Parish School Superintendent Edward Brown said he plans to remain in the position until his contract expires Dec. 31.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Lafayette Parish public school students will still be required to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance after the school board declined Wednesday to align its pledge policy with court decisions that protect student speech.
The 82-year-old Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Lafayette will not reopen in the fall because of low enrollment, low test scores and a lack of financial resources, the Diocese of Lafayette announced Wednesday.
Sunday, July 03, 2016
Thursday, June 30, 2016
SHREVEPORT (AP) — After years of decline, brought on by tougher admission standards and stringent requirements for student loans, enrollment at most historically black colleges and universities in Louisiana has risen modestly.
OPELOUSAS — The St. Landry Parish School Board on Thursday on a 6-5 vote agreed to retain an option to buy out Edward Brown’s contract, even though the school district may not have the money to do so.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
A couple times a week for almost five months this year, Amanda Waddle collected paper waste from Woodvale Elementary School, weighed it on her bathroom scale, and tossed what fit into her home recycling can.
Monday, June 27, 2016
OPELOUSAS — The finance director for the St. Landry Parish school district said Monday she is anticipating a general fund deficit of about $2 million when the fiscal year ends Thursday.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Friday, June 17, 2016
OPELOUSAS — Louisiana’s education chief told St. Landry Parish officials and parents Friday that its public schools have reached a make-or-break moment and the district must develop a specific plan to eliminate the significant number of failing schools.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Evanston, Illinois — The National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced approximately 3,000 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities, including two from Lafayette High School.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
The Lafayette Parish School Board on Wednesday rejected two charter applications from outside organizations as it gave the go-ahead for Superintendent Don Aguillard’s office to apply for a charter school of its own.
Impassioned pleas from students and faculty of the performing arts program at Lafayette High School did not sway the Lafayette Parish School Board on Wednesday from making a unanimous vote to move the program to Comeaux High.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Four years after the Lafayette Parish School System closed its own charter high school, the district is considering reopening the school.
Sunday, May 29, 2016
ERATH — Barren white walls and stacked school desks surrounded Martine Colin in an Erath High School classroom, where the woman students and faculty called “Madame” taught French for the last seven years.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
With the Lafayette Parish school system facing another year of budget deficits, the parish teacher organization on Thursday called on legislators to prohibit local dollars from funding state-approved charter schools.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
NEW IBERIA — South Louisiana Community College on Tuesday announced a new technical diploma program in oil and gas production technology, which is set to begin during the fall semester at the college’s New Iberia campus on U.S. 90.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Acadiana-area high school graduates for 2016 marked the end of one chapter of their young lives and celebrated the start of a new one at commencement ceremonies on Saturday.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
OPELOUSAS – The St. Landry Parish School Board was told during a special meeting on Thursday that the district anticipates a $3 million deficit by the end of the 2015-16 fiscal year.
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
The Lafayette Parish School Board decided Wednesday to close the Youngsville Middle School gifted enrichment program and to add fifth grades to Broadmoor, Katharine Drexel and Woodvale elementary schools, with both measures touted as efforts to re…
Proposals to alleviate crowding at Lafayette High School got a chilly reception Tuesday from dozens of current and former students, faculty and parents who spoke out against relocating the school’s health, performing arts or gifted academies.
Monday, April 18, 2016
The Lafayette Parish School Board’s meeting room was overflowing with people Wednesday, but the dozens who attended to speak on a controversial proposal to move one of two specialized academies at Lafayette High to Comeaux High will have to wait u…
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
OPELOUSAS — The St. Landry Parish School Board delayed action on whether to modify a job description for a coordinator of music after board members could not agree if there is even a need for creating the position.