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  • Livingston charter commission offers minor changes

    February 5, 2014 8:00 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - The Livingston Parish Charter Review Commission has agreed on a handful of minor tweaks for the charter provisions dealing with the parish council. The Advocate reports Tuesday marked the commission's third meeting but the first time the group delved into the task of reviewing the parish... more »
  • Charter school sign-up to begin

    January 20, 2014 8:08 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Applications for a new charter school planned for Lafayette will be accepted beginning in late January. The Advocate reports Willow Charter Academy is expected to open in August. Enrollment will be limited to 492 students in grades kindergarten through fifth. The school is part of Louisiana... more »
  • W. Feliciana won't appeal charter election ruling

    July 23, 2013 10:10 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Parish Police Jury has decided against appealing a judge's ruling barring the jury from calling an Oct. 19 election on the question of nullifying the parish's home-rule charter. Voters approved the charter by a 337-vote margin Nov. 6, but key provisions of... more »
  • Lafayette eyes charter schools

    July 22, 2013 8:24 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A charter school has never been approved in Lafayette Parish, but that may be about to change. Two national groups - Charter Schools USA and National Heritage Academies - have asked for permission to open a total of four charter schools in the district. Charter schools... more »
  • Four Charter Schools Could be Built in Lafayette

    May 14, 2013 7:12 PM

    Four charter schools could soon be on the way for Lafayette Parish. Wednesday afternoon, the school board will consider partnering with Charter Schools USA. Like other charter schools, those with this company would run on private donations and some public funds. Charter USA requires parental involvement and teacher... more »
  • Charter backers organizing in Lafayette

    October 8, 2012 7:29 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Organizers of the Lafayette Renaissance Academy have set up a board of trustees in preparation for an Oct. 11 community session about the proposed charter school. The Daily Advertiser reports the Lafayette Charter Foundation hopes to partner with Charter Schools USA to set up the school.... more »
  • Calcasieu Board Says No to Charter Transportation

    July 11, 2012 10:29 AM

    The Calcasieu Parish School Board has denied a request to provide transportation to two charter schools for the 2012-2013 school year. The Lake Charles Charter Academy Foundation has requested a partnership involving Lake Charles Charter Academy, Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy, and the district regarding transportation. The foundation says the law... more »
  • Downsville parents seek charter school

    May 21, 2012 9:35 AM

    DOWNSVILLE, La. (AP) - Parents in Downsville say they want to preserve their community school and they are willing to charter the school to ensure they do. The News-Star reports the Union Parish School Board recently accepted an application for Downsville Charter School which would create a kindergarten through 12th... more »
  • Girl Scouts Heading to D.C. After Trip was Almost Canceled

    May 9, 2012 6:57 PM

    Almost seventy girl scouts from Opelousas are heading to Washington D.C. to celebrate the 100th birthday of Scouting, but their trip was close to being cancelled. Almost a month before troop 20-22 was set to depart, USA Bus Charter wanted an extra four thousand dollars as an increase in... more »
  • Charter schools hold teacher job fair

    April 11, 2012 6:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A group of charter schools in New Orleans is hoping to draw interest from certified teachers at a job fair set for late April. The Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools holds its annual Certified Teacher Fair on Saturday, April 28, at Xavier University. Other organizations supporting... more »
  • Neville group votes for charter

    March 27, 2012 9:38 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Neville Alumni and Friends Association members have voted to proceed as soon as possible with filing an application to charter Neville High School. That means the Monroe City School Board will likely have the Neville High School charter application in hand for its April 17 meeting.... more »
  • Charter School Gets Enrollment Process Underway

    March 2, 2012 10:42 PM

    The new charter school in St. Landry Parish, J.S. Clark Leadership Academy, got the ball rolling Friday night, with one of its first meetings for parents that focused on enrollment. "I am so interested and so ready for this charter school to start, it's a long time coming," said... more »
  • Public Will Vote on Lafayette Deconsolidation

    April 12, 2011 11:48 PM

    The Lafayette Charter Commission has finally set its plans in stone to have the public vote on two separate city and parish charters. Now that their work is done, and the future of Lafayette Consolidated Government rests in the hands of the people. So the big question now -- will... more »
  • Charter School Stands a Chance in St. Landry Parish

    April 5, 2011 11:13 PM

    A new charter school is on the table in St. Landry Parish, but does it stand a chance with school board members? Directors presented them with a plan at Tuesday's meeting. This wasn't the first time St. Landry Parish School Board Member Charles Ross had heard a charter school... more »
  • LCG Charter Commission Favors Two Separate Charters

    March 28, 2011 11:52 PM

    The muddled future of Lafayette Consolidated Government is becoming a bit more clear, although nothing has been decided quite yet. Monday night the LCG Charter Commission did make a key decision on which proposal it would like to see go to a parish-wide vote, although nothing is set in stone.... more »
  • Lafayette Charter Group Wants Deadline Extension

    February 1, 2011 8:28 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Charter Commission will ask the City-Parish Council for another nine months to complete its work of reviewing and making recommendations for changes to the existing home rule charter. Currently, the commission is facing an April 21 deadline, but some members said Monday they were... more »
  • Lafayette Charter Commission To Request More Time

    January 31, 2011 11:59 PM

    Monday night, the Lafayette Charter Commission voted to request an extension from the City-Parish Council. The commission, which is discussing possible changes to the home-rule charter, is currently working on a deadline of April 21st. By state law the commission would only be allowed a 9-month extension, but that's... more »
  • No Extended Terms for LCG Leaders

    August 31, 2010 9:52 AM

    The Lafayette Charter Commission decided not to vote for a one year term extension for the City-Parish Council and President. The idea was originally proposed to buy the commission some time to implement any changes they might make to the home-rule charter. Bruce Conque had originally proposed it, but took... more »
  • Mike Hefner: New Member of Charter Commission

    July 14, 2010 7:18 PM

    Mike Hefner has been appointed to the Charter Commission by City-Parish President Joey Durel. He will represent the unincorporated area of the parish. He replaces former Councilman Randy Menard who asked to be removed from the commission. Mr. Hefner will be sworn in with other commission members on Tuesday, July... more »
  • Old Bank to Come Back as Charter School Site

    July 4, 2010 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An old Regions Bank branch in downtown Baton Rouge in two weeks will reopen as a high school, the Mentorship Academy. "We have two or three people coming in each week wanting to start a bank account," said Kelley McCormick, communications coordinator for the new... more »
  • Changes Coming to Lafayette Government

    May 3, 2010 11:40 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The process of forming an official commission to review the Home Rule Charter for Lafayette city-parish government is taking shape. A formal announcement about the vacancies on the nine-member commission will be read at Tuesday's City-Parish Council meeting, and resumes will be accepted until... more »
  • Lafayette Town Hall: City Parish Charter Vote

    February 22, 2010 9:52 AM

    Tonight, February 22, 2010, City Parish Councilman Keith Patin is hosting a Town Hall meeting to discuss the upcoming vote on the possible repeal of the Lafayette Consolidated Government charter. Attendance is encouraged as the council is scheduled to vote on March 9, 2010. Patin has invited Bruce Conque with... more »

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