LAFAYETTE — The final of six organized forums for public discussion on the Lafayette Parish school superintendent search will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Comeaux High School, according to a news release.

The small group discussions on superintendent qualities and priorities will be used by the School Board to develop interview questions of job candidates.

Those who cannot attend may respond to an online survey available at: http://www.lpssonline.com/superintendentsurvey.

The application period for the job closed on Sept. 12 with 32 applications received. The School Board will interview its top 10 choices next month with a new superintendent expected to be named in December.

Superintendent Burnell Lemoine plans to retire at the end of the year when his contract expires.

Sheriff’s Office holds graduation ceremony

LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office recently held graduation ceremonies for 46 offenders who completed its GED program, according to an LPSO news release.

The ceremony also celebrated the more than 100 offenders who recently completed jail diversion programs: Day Reporting Program; REHAB; GPS Offender Tracking Program; and Work Release, Reentry and Day Reporting Intensive Outpatient Program, according to the release.

The diversion programs are “proven to reduce recidivism as well as reduce the cost of incarceration and public safety for the taxpayers of Lafayette Parish,” the release stated.

ULL set to hold two-day Career Fair

LAFAYETTE — Career Services at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette holds its Career Fair on Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

The event allow students the opportunity to meet and network with recruiters from many different companies to secure jobs or internships, according to a ULL news release.

Students are encouraged to dress professionally and have several copies of their résumé available to submit to prospective employers.

On Thursday, the Career Fair showcases “Engineering, Sciences and Technology Day” and Friday is “Business, Arts & Liberal Arts - General Day.”