LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A student-focused school board and more attention on student achievement are among the issues identified by residents during public discussions on public education in Lafayette Parish.

The Advocate reports a summary of the feedback from the March discussions was released Thursday in the report, "What We Heard — Lafayette Public Education Round Tables."

More than 100 residents attended the sessions and provided their opinions on issues related to school board governance and the school system's turnaround plan, known as 100 Percent In, 100 Percent Out, which outlines district priorities to improve student achievement.

The reports reads professionalism and more collaboration among board members and administrators are needed, and the board needs to focus more on student achievement with clearly defined benchmarks to gauge improvement.


Information from: The Advocate,


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