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  • 2014-2015 Pre-K Parade

    February 10, 2014 8:20 AM

    The first Monday of each month, Superintendent of Lafayette Parish Schools, Dr. Pat Cooper visits GMA. Today the topic of discussion was the Pre-K Parade for the 2014-2015 school year. February 15 there will be two opportunities to receive information and shop the early learning programs in Lafayette Parish. The... more »
  • Rats Found in Lafayette Parish Schools

    September 25, 2013 6:29 PM

    Some say rodents are a growing problem in Lafayette Parish Schools. This school year, 11 schools have filed a total of 18 work orders have been filed reporting rodent issues in Lafayette Parish schools. Carencro High has filed five work orders, the most reports this school year. Following closely... more »
  • Mold Issues Ongoing Problem in Schools

    September 10, 2013 6:31 PM

    Mold issues in Lafayette Parish Schools continue to be an ongoing battle. In total, nearly 200 mold complaints have been filed in Lafayette Parish Schools over the past three years. As of last week, all have been taken care of except ten. This school year, pre-k students at... more »
  • Challenges Ahead for Lafayette Parish Schools

    August 14, 2013 6:40 PM

    Students across Lafayette Parish are facing homework assignments this evening after summer break officially ends. Today, Superintendent Pat Cooper welcomed students and faculty as they arrived on campuses across the district. More than 30-thousand students are registered this school year. Cooper says this is a rough estimate and the... more »
  • LPSS Increasing Security Measures

    July 31, 2013 7:20 PM

    Seventy-five new cameras are going up in Lafayette Parish schools ahead of the new year. Right now, the system has 276 cameras. However, more than a quarter of those are not working properly and they're being replaced. At Northside High, there are 72 cameras installed. A few miles... more »
  • Search is on for teachers in Lafayette Parish

    July 16, 2013 7:16 PM

    Principals across Lafayette Parish are waiting for the green light to fill open teaching positions. At the end of the past school year, there were over 400 teacher openings. That's now down to 90. Administrators say they have 85 eligible candidates waiting to fill those spots. The school... more »
  • Pre-K is Helping Students Succeed in the Classroom

    March 14, 2013 6:32 PM

    The Lafayette Parish School System could receive a nearly 350-thousand dollar state grant for children in pre-k. The majority of funding for pre-k in Lafayette Parish comes from grants and what's called title one funding. If the parish receives the new grant, it'll provide money for the first year... 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 »
  • Cameras Being Installed on School Buses in Lafayette Parish

    August 7, 2012 7:17 PM

    When students walk into their school buses on Friday, they may notice something a little different: cameras.The Lafayette Parish School System is testing out new surveillance systems on some buses. You may remember the video of a school bus monitor in New York being taunted by students. One student... more »
  • Overhaul of Lafayette Schools Central Office Staff

    April 30, 2012 7:02 PM

    Major changes in Lafayette Parish Schools' staffing is in the works. The superintendent plans to create new positions, eliminate others and change the roles of some central office staff. Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper said his plan is to move more staff out of the central office and into schools. ... more »
  • Superintendent Cooper Presents Turnaround Plan For Lafayette Parish Schools

    April 5, 2012 1:07 AM

    At Wednesday night's Lafayette Parish School Board meeting, Superintendent Pat Cooper presented his turnaround plan for the district. Over the next six years, Cooper is proposing big changes to improve the school system's standing with the Department of Education, from its current "C-rating" to an "A." "It's going... more »
  • Superintendent of Lafayette Parish Schools

    April 2, 2012 9:38 AM

    The first Monday of each month, Superintendent of Lafayette Parish Schools, Pat Cooper, visits GMA. Today's topic: The turn around plan "100 in 100 out". On Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 the plan will be open to the public at a community meeting. More details are available on the turn... more »
  • Dr. Pat Cooper Selected for Lafayette Superintendent Job

    December 15, 2011 12:20 AM

    In a special meeting Wednesday night, the Lafayette Parish School Board selected Dr. Pat Cooper as the top candidate for the superintendent job. "I think it was his energy, his energy and his ability to get a lot of people to the table," said board president Mark Babineaux. ... more »
  • Several Lafayette Parish Schools Spruced-Up

    November 19, 2011 6:41 PM

    Six Lafayette Parish Schools got a makeover this weekend. UL students rolling up their sleeves and a little change of pace for these students especially for a Saturday. Armed with scrapers, sanders, and paint brushes nearly two dozen UL students partnered up with the United Way of Acadiana spent... more »
  • Top 3 Candidates for Lafayette Parish Superintendent

    November 16, 2011 12:11 AM

    In a special meeting Tuesday night, the Lafayette Parish School Board narrowed down the list of candidates in the running for superintendent. The top three candidates to replace Superintendent Burnell Lemoine are: Dr. Donald W. Aguillard, Dr. Pat Cooper and Dr. Walter Gonsoulin. The board is expected to... more »
  • Open Houses Show What's Wrong with Lafayette Schools

    October 10, 2011 11:14 PM

    Lafayette Parish Schools each hosted open houses Monday night to show the public what's wrong with the schools, as an effort to inform tax payers about the $561 million bond to fund the LPSS Master Facilities Plan. Under the plan seven schools would be rebuilt, including the Parish's two... more »
  • Spanish becoming 'just as influential' as French

    August 10, 2011 11:24 PM

    Iberia Parish Council approved new historical markers to go up in New Iberia. What makes these markers unique is that since 2008, they can be read in three different languages- French, English and Spanish. Recently, there's been a resurgence in Spanish. Not only in Iberia Parish but in Acadiana schools... more »
  • Enrollment Increases in Lafayette Parish Schools

    August 13, 2010 8:47 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Preliminary first-day-of-school counts show enrollment is up in Lafayette Parish schools. The district reported that 25,008 students in grades 1-12 attended the first day of school Thursday. The tally is up from last year's first-day count of 24,687 students. Those numbers are expected to grow as... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Teachers Learning Suicide Prevention

    August 4, 2010 6:04 PM

    Comeaux High teacher, Hilary Leblanc, said "I once had a young golfer who committed suicide and it was a traumatic event for me and the members of our golf team." Leblanc has seen the devastation of suicide first hand and says he never noticed any warning signs. "A... more »
  • Hardy Won't Rule Anything Out on LPSS Grant Renewal

    December 7, 2009 7:34 PM

    Hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money is on the line for Lafayette Parish Schools Tuesday. It's money that was blocked last month by state Rep. Rickey Hardy, D-Lafayette, who says he did not vote for the funding because no one from the school board called him to request... more »
  • More School Districts to Distribute H1N1 Vaccine

    October 20, 2009 6:44 PM

    Louisiana's death toll from the swine flu has risen to 24. According to the health department, four more residents have died. Meanwhile, plans are being finalized to protect children from the virus. Several parishes in Acadiana are going forward with plans to vaccinate students. School districts in Jeff Davis, St.... more »

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