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  • LPSS: Dr. Pat Cooper Family Engagement Event Play Video

    January 13, 2014 8:51 AM

    The first Monday of each month, Superintendent of Lafayette Parish Schools, Dr.Pat Cooper visits GMA. Today the topic of discussion was the Family Engagement Event "An Academic Super Bowl: We are in it to WIN it!". This event will allow parents to engage in academic activities in support of student... more »
  • Lafayette Parish School Renovations Underway Play Video

    July 9, 2013 7:24 PM

    More than one million dollars in improvements are underway in Lafayette Parish schools this summer. Leading the charge to fix the schools is a man backed by the superintendent with a reputation for getting things done. Thad Welch was named Special Assistant to Doctor Pat Cooper and his... more »
  • Suspended Teacher is Fighting for His Job

    April 18, 2013 10:22 PM

    A Carencro High teacher is screaming retaliation. He says he was suspended from his job after speaking out about violence inside the classroom. Thursday morning, Jamal Taylor was escorted from the campus and now, his job is up in the air. Taylor has a stack of paperwork documenting... more »
  • Board Members Question School Renovations

    April 3, 2013 9:10 PM

    Two Lafayette Parish School Board members are questioning the effectiveness of recent renovation projects at Northside High and N.P. Moss Preparatory Academy. This comes after board members Greg Awbrey and Mark Babineaux attended a meeting at Northside High Monday. Though uninvited, it was the first time the members had... more »
  • LPSB Overpaid Overtime

    April 2, 2013 6:59 PM

    The Lafayette Parish School Board is looking to change its overtime policy after tens of thousands of dollars were improperly paid in overtime. They are blaming it on a policy change eight years ago that they say led to employees mis-interpreting the policy's true meaning. The human resources... more »
  • Board Member Questions Programs at Moss Prep

    March 20, 2013 7:35 PM

    A Lafayette Parish School Board Member is questioning whether a program designed to keep kids in the classroom at N.P. Moss Prepatory Academy is really working. He became alarmed after a recent visit to the school. School Board Member Mark Babineaux is questioning how effective alternative programs are at... more »
  • Questionable Hire Has Past Ties to LPSS

    March 6, 2013 7:36 PM

    KATC was the first to uncover, Thad Welch was on the payroll before officially being hired as the Superintendent's Special Assistant. In a KATC investigation, we uncovered before Thad Welch got the job as Special Assistant to Superintendent Pat Cooper, without a high school diploma, he worked for the... more »
  • Assistant hire continues driving drama at LPSS

    March 5, 2013 6:33 PM

    While Lafayette Parish Public Schools Superintendent Pat Cooper has repeated his support for Special Assistant Thad Welch, the hiring of his former school maintenance and transportation director from McComb, Miss., has raised questions among school board members, especially after they learned that Welch does not have a high school diploma... more »

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