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School chief introduces performance targets

A set of guidelines for school employees on attitude, communication, sense of ownership and commitment to co-workers was approved by the St. Landry Parish School Board’s Executive Committee and will go before the full Board on Thursday.
Superintendent Patrick Jenkins said the guidelines won’t be reason for termination, but are expectations for employees.
The guidelines are something a principal or supervisor can use to implement better service, he aid.
The end goal, he said, is to get people back to parish schools.

Vanessa Cormier’s fourth-grade class at East Elementary reads on Friday morning. East Elementary School in Eunice received state recognition as the highest ranking Top Growth school in the state of Louisiana in English Language Arts and Math, according to a news release from the St. Landry Parish School Board. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

East Elementary 
ranks tops in state

East Elementary School in Eunice received state recognition as the highest ranking Top Growth school in the state of Louisiana in English Language Arts and Math, according to a news release from the St. Landry Parish School Board.
The Louisiana Department of Education reported 78 percent of the students at East Elementary are on track to mastery in mathematics followed by 74 percent in English Language Arts.

From left, are Rayne Mayor Chuck Robichaux; Paul Carrier, Eunice street superintendent; Darrell Prejean, Eunice operator; and Todd Smith, operator/mechanic. (Photos courtesy of Rayne Mayor Charles Robichaux)

The culvert-cleaning device designed by Rayne city employees.

Coming soon to a culvert near you

The city of Eunice is in the process of buying neighboring Rayne’s award-winning culvert-cleaning device.
Mayor Scott Fontenot said Friday he is ordering custom-made metal plates that are pulled through culverts.
The device cost about $1,000, Fontenot said.
“They get all the metal and they build the device, custom build it the way the designed, and they don’t make any money on it,” he said.
“They are pretty just doing this out of the good of their heart to help everybody out with drainage problems,” Fontenot.

Ride Acadiana counts 262 first week riders

A total of 262 boardings were reported for Ride Acadiana’s first week, August 20-24, during which all rides were free of charge. The busiest day was last Wednesday, with 67 boardings.
Officials are encouraged by this healthy start for the commuter bus pilot route, which connects Acadia Parish to Lafayette. “We’re pleased to see such high interest in this service,” said Monique Boulet, chief executive officer for the Acadiana Planning Commission. “These numbers bear out our earlier studies indicating a need for transit service between these communities.”

From The Eunice News files

From the August 2007 files of The Eunice News.
First EHS alum tourney draws huge crowds over the weekend. Eunice High Principal Margaret Leger threw out the first pitch during Friday night’s opening ceremonies. Darryl Carrier of the Class of 1979 throws the ball to the infield during Sunday’s championship game against the classes of 1968-1978.

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