Three House Bills Target Lafayette School Board
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The Lafayette Parish School Board meets Wednesday to consider taking a formal and unified stand against proposed legislation that singles out the board.
The Advocate reports state Rep. Nancy Landry filed three pieces of legislation specific to the Lafayette board that are under consideration in the current legislative session. One bill would move the board's current election cycle to a gubernatorial election year. That bill received approval in the House on April 10 and awaits consideration in the Senate.
Two more bills are related to how the board is structured.
School board President Hunter Beasley questioned why the bills "single out" Lafayette Parish and criticized Landry for not discussing her intentions with the board.
Landry says her bills are products of constituents' concerns that the board has lost focus.