LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The Lafayette Parish School Board has until Nov. 6 to fill former school board member Mark Cockerham's District 7 seat on the board.

The Advocate reports the Louisiana  Secretary of State's Office mailed notification of Cockerham's resignation, effective Oct. 16, to Lafayette Parish Schools Superintendent Pat Cooper in a letter dated Monday. Cockerham's term ends Dec. 31.

Cockerham stepped down from the board earlier this month after an assistant district attorney advised him that he should vacate the seat because he moved out of District 7. Based on redistricting maps, Cockerham lives in District 7 and is qualified for the Nov. 4 election; however, based on maps still in effect until the end of the year, Cockerham lives in District 9.


Information from: The Advocate,


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