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Eunice Police have received packages of naloxone that is used to reverse opioid overdoses. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice Police equipped with anti-overdose drug

Eunice Police are being equipped with naloxone, a drug to reverse opioid overdoses.
The drug was obtained through a a $1 million legal settlement between the state and Pfizer.
In a news release, state Attorney General Jeff Landry said Eunice Police are to receive 40 vials of naloxone.

St. Landry Parish School Superintendent Patrick Jenkins, left, and School Board President Candy Gerace at an Aug. 27 committee meeting in Opelousas. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

School Board ends year with break even budget

About 30 days ago it looked as if the St. Landry Parish School Board would finish its 2017-2018 budget year eroding its fund balance.
But the school’s budget will come in $40,000 to the plus said and its fund balance remains in its target zone.
Tressa Miller, finance director, delivered that report to the Board’s Finance Committee on Aug. 27.
“Fortunately, we have some good news to report,” Miller said. “We went through our year end adjustments and there was some additional revenues accrued.

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.

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