St. Landry Parish School Board

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2 St. Landry Parish teachers arrested for bullying students

Two teachers at Washington Elementary have been arrested for bullying students.
St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said the mother of an 11-year-old student filed a complaint with the sheriff’s juvenile section on Feb. 24 stating the child was bullied by Ann Shelvin, 44, of the 500 block of Brignac, Opelousas.
The mother also directed the report to the St. Landry Parish School Board.

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Mary Ellen Donatto studies a proposed contract at the March 27 St. Landry Parish School Board Executive Committee meeting in Opelousas. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Board halts job contracts asked by superintendent

Instead of approving two job contracts presented by Superintendent Patrick Jenkins, the School Board’s Executive Committee voted to have them reviewed by legal counsel and advertised.
Jenkins apparently was prepared to sign contracts for a construction manager and communication specialist that he presented to the board’s executive committee on March 27.
Committee action must be approved by the full board, which meets April 6.

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School Board takes step toward a tax vote

The St. Landry Parish School Board gave Superintendent Patrick Jenkins the green light to proceed with a plan to raise full-time employee salaries and fund capital improvements.
Students and staff deserve to have good facilities whether they are new or refurbished, he said after the board gave its approval at its Thursday meeting.
Jenkins said he would like to have final decision from the board by August or early fall about a plan.

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Joel Clavier, a Eunice Junior High School student, won second place in the St. Landry Parish Science Fair junior division, grades 6 to 8, in the medicine and health category. Clavier was at the Feb. 2 parish School Board meeting to receive the award.

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Jyreh Johnson, a Eunice High School student, won third-place in the St. Landry Parish Science Fair senior divisin, grades 9 to 12, in the medicine and health category. Johnson was at the Feb. 2 parish School Board meeting to receive the award.

Eunice students are among parish science fair winners

The 2017 St. Landry Parish Science Fair winners are named at the Feb. 2 St. Landry Parish School Board meeting.
The fair was held Jan. 14 at Opelousas High school. The regional fair is scheduled Feb. 18 at Blackham Coliseum in Lafayette.
The elementary, grades 4-5, are listed below, with each different category.
Medicine and Health:
First place, Cameron Fruge, Lawtell Elementary
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering:
First place, Remi Pierre, Lawtell Elementary;
Second place, Jason Broussard, Lawtell Elementary;

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St. Landry Parish School Board President Randy Wagley, left, congratulates Candace Gerace after she was elected board vice president at Thursday's School Board meeting. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

School job changes approved

St. Landry Parish School Superintendent Patrick Jenkins won approval from the School Board for an administrative reorganization.
“Once the job descriptions are approved we would immediately start the process between now and August,” he said at Thursday’s meeting of the St. Landry Parish School Board.
In a best case scenario, Jenkins estimated the changes may save the school system $139,000.
Jenkins vowed the changes would not add to the school system’s expenses.
Jenkins first presented the plan in public at the Board’s Executive Committee meeting on Jan. 23.


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