LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The Lafayette Parish School Board is taking steps to become more efficient in how it conducts its business.

The Advocate reports it's all designed to curtail meetings that have lasted four hours or more.

The new board took office in January and quickly took action to create committees — finance, facilities and executive — so members can receive information from staff and make recommendations for full board consideration.

The board also is exploring other changes, such as streamlining its agenda and installing a new electronic system that displays votes and the agenda items so the public can follow along.


Information from: The Advocate,