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School report cards available online

The Louisiana Department of Education released a comprehensive online reporting system detailing how well child care centers and schools statewide are preparing students, birth through grade 12, for the next grade level and beyond on Tuesday.
The interactive system, called the Louisiana School Finder, details the first-ever early childhood performance profiles and the annual school performance scores, among other information valuable to families. It is the first of its kind in the nation.

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Sales tax revenues slowed in October

Year-to-date sales tax collections in St. Landry Parish slowed in October compared to September, according to a report from the St. Landry Parish School Board Sales Tax Division.
St. Landry Parish collections from January through October were $54,927,360, up 2.2 percent from the same 10-month period in 2016. The year-to-date collections in September were up 3.6 percent from 2016.
The parish sales tax total includes collections for the parish, School Board, solid waste, law enforcement and municipal taxes.

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Monique Smith, a Highland Elementary second-grade teacher, hugs a student in reaction to the school elevating its state performance grade from D to C. The grade was announced at a school assembly Tuesday. Smith said she taught fourth-grade classes last year in which students were tested for the school’s state score. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice schools pass the grade

East Elementary School in Eunice achieved the top grade and score in St. Landry Parish in the Louisiana school performance rankings released Tuesday.
St. Landry Parish maintained a C in the grades, but dropped from 73.1 to 71.7 in its score. The parish ranked 55th in the state out of 70 districts.
The overall state grade was B, an increase from C in 2016. The state score is 86.8, up from 83 in 2016.

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Following earlier start, turnout still looks bleak

First the bad news. Secretary of State Tom Schedler said in an interview that he fears turnout could be as low as 10 percent for this month’s runoff elections on Nov. 18.
Now for something with more of a positive spin. The early voting process started last Friday — one day earlier than usual, for the first time ever, and will continue through Saturday, Nov. 11
Legislators changed the law a couple of years ago to permit Schedler’s office to add more days when holidays populate the early voting calendar. (Veterans’ Day is Friday, and state offices will be closed.)

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EPSB set to distribuite 13th check to full time personel

Evangeline Parish School District employees can look forward to receiving their 13th check on November 17, 2017.
During the Evangeline Parish School Board meeting on Wednesday, Chief Financial Officer Amy LaFleur said that she was “very very happy to announce” that full time personnel will receive $3,997.53 while full time support personnel will receive a check for $1,798.89.
According to LaFleur, the amount of this year’s 13th check “for full time personnel is $750.29 more than last year and $374.63 more for full time support personnel.”


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