Maureen Kirsch Fontenot

Bishop appoints Roberts Cove woman

Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel has announced the appointment of Maureen Kirsch Fontenot as the new chancellor and assistant director of chancery personnel for the Diocese of Lafayette.
The appointment is effective Monday.

Deshotel said, “I am deeply gratified that Maureen has accepted this call to further serve the people of our diocese. She is a person of intelligence, wisdom, and sound judgment. Her experience and knowledge of the diocese will be a great help to me in service to all in the diocese and I look forward to working with her in this vital role.”

St. Landry Parish Councilman Ken Marks is requesting the formation of a committee to study boards and commissions. (File photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Council OKs panel to study its relationship with boards, commissions

Naming individuals to boards and commissions that form the governing structure of St. Landry Parish is nearly a monthly job for the St. Landry Parish Council.
But the relationship between the council and its appointees has been ill-defined.
The Parish Council decided Wednesday to form a committee to write a policy for boards and commissions.
Ken Marks, a council member from Port Barre, said guidance is needed, noting the individuals wanting to serve on boards and commissions fill out a single page application form that is presented to the council.

St. Landry Parish Superintendent of Schools Patrick Jenknins.

St. Landry Parish schools get a C in state assessment

The St. Landry Parish School District received a C in school performance scores released by the state Department of Education.
The district’s score edged up two points to 73.1 from its 2015 score, but that lagged behind neighboring parishes.
Acadia and Evangeline parishes received Bs.
Acadia Parish rose from 87 points last year to 97.3 this year.
Evangeline Parish schools moved their district score from 76.3 — a C — to 95.8.
The state average was 83, which is a letter grade of C.


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