St. Landry Parish School Board

East Elementary staff at Thursday’s St. Landry Parish School Board meeting, are, from left, Cathy Vicknair, school secretary; Principal Gina LaGrange; Julie Faul, learning center teacher; Annetta Papillion, Vanessa Cormier, Mayria Ledet, all fourth-grade teachers. With the staff is School Board member Albert Hayes Jr. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

School Board honors East Elementary

East Elementary was honored for being the state’s highest ranking Top Growth school during the St. Landry Parish School Board meeting Thursday.
Angela Cassimere, director of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment, said, “In St. Landry Parish we’ve always been recognized for somethings, usually we are never first. We have the privilege this afternoon of recognizing one of our schools, East Elementary, for the hard work they have done...”

Retiring St. Landry Parish School Board members, from left, Charles Ross and Roger Young were recognized at the second annual Convocation at Opelousas Senior High School on Tuesday morning. At center is Young’s wife, Nettie. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

St. Landry Parish celebrates school year’s beginning

Nearly 2,000 St. Landry Parish public school employees met Tuesday for the district’s second annual Convocation to celebrate the beginning of the school year.
About 14,000 students are to report for classes today in the school district.
The convocation at Opelousas Senior High School included honoring retiring School Board members Roger Young, of Eunice, and Charles Ross, of Opelousas.
Young will have served 32 years on the School Board when his term ends and Ross will have 24 years of service.

St. Landry Parish School Board member Donnie Perron, left, has a question for Judy Lloyde about Head Start. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The Head Start center in Eunice is located next to the Southeast Community Center. The St. Landry Parish School Board is to become the governing authority over Head Start on Sept. 1. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

June Inhern, acting Head Start director for the St. Landry Parish School Board. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

St. Landry Parish School Board to operate Head Start in parish

The Head Start center in Eunice is located next to the Southeast Community Center. The St. Landry Parish School Board is to become the governing authority over Head Start on Sept. 1. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)
St. Landry Parish School Board to operate Head Start in parish
The St. Landry Parish School Board will assume control of the Head Start programs in the parish on Sept. 1.
And on Thursday School Board members started learning the nuts and bolts of how they are to govern the Head Start and Early Head Start programs operated at 10 centers in the parish.

St.Landry Parish School Board member Hazel Sias looks at laptop at Thursday's meeting. For the first time the Board's agenda was projected on a screen in the meeting room, which allowed the public follow the meeting. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

School Board divided on repair

If a tax proposition had passed in March, Port Barre High School was destined to get a new building.
But the tax failed and the St. Landry Parish School Board has about $3 million left from a $10 million bond issue generated by existing revenue, which makes every thousand dollars count dearly.
And that was the case Thursday when the Board voted 7-6 to table a $98,000 waterproofing project for the Port Barre High School building.
The waterproofing project had been approved at the Buildings, Lands and Sites Committee meeting on May 21.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrests

The following are arrests reported by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.
May 22
Matthew Richard Stewart, 38, 4700 block of Highway 121, Boyce. Possession of schedule II drugs; possession of drug paraphernalia. Arrested by St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Garrett Guidry, 24, 1000 block of Latee Golf Old Henderson Hwy., Henderson. Aggravated burglary; theft of a firearm. Arrested by Arnaudville Police.
John E. Brook, 62, 900 block of Don Louis, Opelousas. Contractor fraud. Arrested by Opelousas Police Dept.

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