St. Landry Parish School Board

Article Image Alt Text

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

Article Image Alt Text

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)

Article Image Alt Text

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.

Article Image Alt Text

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.

Article Image Alt Text

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.

Article Image Alt Text

Board to vote on extending school chief’s contract

The St. Landry Parish School Board is to vote on an 18-month extension of Superintendent Patrick Jenkins’ contract at its May 3 meeting.
After a closed session, the Board’s executive committee voted unanimously to send the contract extension to the full Board. All but two Board members, Roger Young and Albert Hayes Jr., were at the executive committee on Monday.
Candace Gerace, Board president, said extending Jenkins’ contract is to provide continuity and allow him to execute his vision for the school system.

Article Image Alt Text

St. Landry Parish School Board members Albert Hayes Jr., left, and Mary Ellen Donatto are shown during a “committee of the whote” meeting in Opelousas on Wednesday. At a regular Board following the committee meeting, members voted 7-5 to table action school changes. Hayes and Donatto opposed tabling. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

School Board hits the pause button on plans

In a crowded and sometimes raucous meeting, the St. Landry Parish School Board tabled the discussion of plans to close and consolidate schools.
The Board voted 7-5 to regroup on plans to save the district money and reverse an ongoing academic failure in its Opelousas schools.
Opelousas Board member Randy Wagley said, “We’ve rushed to get something done” in reference to a March 24 election in which two school property taxes were defeated.
By making the public a part of the process, the School Board may win its confidence and a chance to pass a tax, he said.

Pages

Eunice Today

465 Aymond St.
Eunice, LA 70535
Phone: 337-457-3061
Fax: 337-457-3122