St. Landry Parish School Board

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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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About 50 people attended a St. Landry Parish School Retreat on Saturday in Opelousas. From left, are Lorie LeDoux, Highland Elementary principal: Mary Dupre, Gifted and Talented Program administrator; Mary Ellen Donatto, District 13 School Board member; Dwanetta Scott, Eunice Junior High School principal; and Ranolviaun Landry, Central Middle School principal. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

School Board retreat

About 50 people attended a St. Landry Parish School Retreat on Saturday in Opelousas. From left, are Lorie LeDoux, Highland Elementary principal: Mary Dupre, Gifted and Talented Program administrator; Mary Ellen Donatto, District 13 School Board member; Dwanetta Scott, Eunice Junior High School principal; and Ranolviaun Landry, Central Middle School principal. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)
School Board retreat

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Mary Ellen Donatto, of Eunice, was re-elected to head the St. Landry Parish School Board Building, Lands and Sites Committee. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

School chief to reorganize Central Office jobs

The St. Landry Parish School Board’s Central Office is on the verge of a reorganization in a plan presented by Superintendent Patrick Jenkins.
“This reorganization will not cost the Board any additional funds,” Jenkins said. “The best case scenario is it will save us funds — over a $100,000. The worst case scenario is we’ll break even.”
Jenkins presented the plan at Monday’s meeting of the Board’s Executive Committee. Also meeting Monday were the Buildings, Lands and Sites, and Finance committees.

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