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LPSS Board KPEL File Photo by Derek Albert
LPSS Board KPEL File Photo by Derek Albert
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LPSS Lays Groundwork For Superintendent Search

The Lafayettte Parish School Board discusses timeline for superintendent search.

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Lafayette School Board KPEL Staff Photo by Derek Albert
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LPSS Covering Legal Fees Through March

When asked to cover legal fees for the the rest of the 2014-15 school year, the Lafayette Parish School Board agreed to cover legal debts through March.

The board voted to accept a budget revision for $152,000 to pay for legal fees rather than $200,000 that was originally asked for to round out legal fees for the 2014-15 school year

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Boys & Girls Club Staff Photo by Derek Albert
Boys & Girls Club Staff Photo by Derek Albert
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Boys And Girls Club Of Acadiana Receive Big Funding Boost

Even with uncertainty in the economic outlook of the oil and gas industry, a local oil energy company is helping out Acadiana youngsters in a big way.

The Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana received a $45,000 donation from Superior Energy Services to assist in operating expenses and adding new facilities

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Cash (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Cash (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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Audit: BBHS Secretary Embezzeled Nearly $20,000

According to the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office, an employee of the St. Martin Parish School Board is responsible for misappropriating at least $19,900. St. Martin Parish School Board Superintendent Lottie Beebe told news partner KATC, Jenny Fortier, the former secretary of Breaux Bridge Senior High has resigned and has repaid $8,800 of the current confirmed total

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LEF Awards Photo Courtesy of KATC
LEF Awards Photo Courtesy of KATC
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Lafayette Parish’s Top Teacher’s Recognized

The Lafayette Education Foundation held its annual Teachers’ Awards program at the Heymann Center Thursday night.

News partner KATC reported that there was a 600-person nominee field that was narrowed down to 16 teachers who were recognized before a packed house

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Legal Fees Mounting For Lafayette Parish School Board

The Lafayette Parish School Board has to consider covering legal debts that have recently diminished the school system’s 2015-16 legal fee budget.

The  board will vote at the Feb. 7 meeting to approve a $200,000 budget revision that the Lafayette Parish School System staff that would cover legal fees incurred from June through December

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Student Testing: Deciding When Enough Is Enough

Do students take too many tests?

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Classroom, Debbie Ray
Classroom, Debbie Ray
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Requiring Kindergarteners To Read Could Harm Some, According To Report

A new report from early childhood experts suggests that the Common Core State Standards, which calls for students in kindergarten to be able to read by the time they graduate to first grade, could actually be harmful.

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Audit Bashes SLCC’s Pell Grant Program Compliance

Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera listed several shortfalls within the school’s accounting department.

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School Desks, iStock
School Desks, iStock
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LPSS Annual Report Showing Ups And Downs

Despite some increases, proficiency in some core learning areas is still lacking.

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UL Homecoming Court
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Madeleine Ortte Will Reign As UL Lafayette’s Homecoming Queen

“Ragin’ Cajuns Ever After” is the theme of this year’s Homecoming at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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Supt. Pat Cooper supplied photo
Supt. Pat Cooper supplied photo
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Superintendent Cooper Loses Two Rounds In Court

It cannot be forgotten that Cooper was elected by the slimmest majority of the Board.

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