February 21, 2014 8:30 AM
LPSS is hosting the 2014 Superintendent's Scholarship Golf Tournament. This event will take place at The Wetlands Golf Club Monday, April 14 at 11 a.m.
For more info call: 337-521-7113
Or email the tournament coordinator Bobby Badeaux at email@example.com
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 »
October 3, 2013 6:18 PM
State Superintendent of Education John White is continuing his statewide tour.
Today, he stopped in Lafayette Parish at Truman Montessori and N.P. Moss Prep. The goal of the tour is to highlight innovative teaching and to get feedback from educators on what's working in the classroom. White spoke about... more »
October 2, 2013 5:14 PM
Tonight, the Lafayette Parish School Board could choose a new insurance provider for the system.
Just a few weeks ago, the board rejected a proposal to switch from Blue Cross to a new company called Key Benefit Administrators. Teachers spoke against the change, saying they were happy with Blue... more »
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 »
September 11, 2013 7:18 PM
The painful memories of 9-11 are still fresh in the minds of many Americans, but some of the youngest in our country are just learning about the terrorist attacks more than a decade ago.
For some Acadiana students, 9-11 is just a history lesson. This year's high school seniors... more »
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 »
August 28, 2013 11:19 AM
Recycling will continue at Lafayette High School thanks to Allied Waste.
This morning, the company delivered eight new recycle bins. After our story aired, the director of Allied Waste, Greg Schultz contacted the school saying they'll provide recycling services free of charge.
Schultz says recycling services will also... more »
August 27, 2013 7:09 PM
The Lafayette Parish School Board is holding a health care workshop.
They're discussing changing insurance providers, meaning possible changes in benefits.
The talk of change isn't sitting well with some insurance users in the school system. They say the board is moving too fast and a new provider... more »
August 26, 2013 6:26 PM
Recycling could be a thing of the past for several Lafayette Parish schools.
For years, recycling services were free, but starting next month, schools will have to foot the bill.
Every year, Lafayette High recycles more than 120-thousand gallons of material, that's more than 10-thousand gallons each month.... more »
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 »
August 12, 2013 7:55 AM
The first Monday of each month, Superintendent of Lafayette Parish Schools, Dr.Pat Cooper visits GMA.
Today the topic of discussion was new hours for the 2013-2014 school year. August 14th is the first day of school.
Lafayette Public Schools:
Elementary starts at 7:55 am dismissal 3:10 pm... more »
August 2, 2013 7:20 PM
Major renovations are underway at Lafayette High School, but some are questioning if the campus will be ready for the first day of school.
Since class let out in May, crews have been replacing floors and cleaning mold. Some classrooms were completely gutted and remodeled.
Thad Welch, Special... more »
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 »
July 25, 2013 6:27 PM
The Lafayette Parish School System is still working to place more than a dozen teachers back into the classroom.
In May, those teachers didn't have a set school they would be working in this coming school year.
At the start of the summer, 56 teachers were without assignment.... more »
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 »
July 8, 2013 7:44 PM
Special Assistant to the Superintendent, Thad Welch is taking on more responsibilities in the Lafayette Parish School System.
You'll recall Welch's position came under fire from the school board after it was revealed he does not have a high school diploma. In January 2012, Welch started working as a... more »
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 »
May 2, 2013 6:31 PM
The search is on for whoever threatened to blow up Broussard Middle School using a pressure cooker bomb.
The campus is on South Morgan Street off the Amabassador Caffery Extension. Around 9:30 Thursday morning, Broussard Police evacuated students to a nearby church.
After a two hour search, nothing... more »
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 »
March 22, 2013 7:54 PM
A student teacher at Carencro High is looking for a new place to teach so he can complete his degree requirements and graduate in May.
Less than 24 hours after Derrick Comeaux spoke up about discipline problems, he was escorted off campus by police.
"You need to get... more »
March 21, 2013 6:33 PM
There are many questions, as to how a special assistant to the Lafayette Parish Superintendent will be paid or even if he still has a job.
This after the Lafayette Parish School Board voted to eliminate funding for Thad Welch's job. By a vote of five to four, the... more »
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 »
October 29, 2012 8:42 AM
One Monday of each month, Superintendent of Lafayette Parish Schools Dr.Pat Cooper visits GMA.
Check LPSS.com for more information. visits GMA.
December 13, 2011 11:55 PM
The Lafayette Parish School Board will select a new superintendent Wednesday evening. The final three candidates spent Tuesday evening introducing themselves to the community. After months of interviews, board members say Katie Landry, Walter Gonsoulin and Pat Cooper are their strongest candidates based on their track records.
Katie Landry... more »
September 5, 2011 8:59 AM
The first Monday of each month, Superintendent of Lafayette Parish Schools visits GMA.
Today, they discussed school safety.
Check LPSS.com for more information.
April 20, 2011 6:24 AM
The next few years the Lafayette Parish School board wants to spend nearly 600 million dollars on school construction and repairs. It's all part of the school system's master facilities plan established in 2009, but money to fund those projects doesn't grow on trees. So the citizens oversight committee is... more »
December 6, 2010 9:11 AM
Superintendent of Schools, Burnell Lemoine was on GMA this morning giving a monthly update. Carencro Middle School's Principle came in as well to talk about, the biomedical academy. Watch the video to find out all the details.
November 9, 2010 3:40 PM
The Fall Frenzy will be November 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cajundome Convention Center.
Fall Frenzy is Lafayette Parish School System's annual showcase of Schools of Choice.
It is free and open to the public. Each school of choice has a compound with displays... more »
October 27, 2010 12:03 PM
Day of Literacy kicked off with a press conference that announced partnership between United Way and the Lafayette Parish School System.
The partnership will recruit volunteers for literacy and other educational programs.
KATC's Veronica White will have that story at 5 and 6.
October 25, 2010 5:16 PM
A team from the AdvancED organization has completed its review of the Lafayette Parish School System and recommended that the LPSS be re-accredited without reservations. Five years ago, the LPSS became one of the first school districts in the country to be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and... more »
September 1, 2010 11:56 AM
LPSS Superintendent Burnell Lemoine's contract will be discussed at the Lafayette Parish School Board meeting tonight at 5:30. His original contract provides for the term to expire December 31, 2010. The LPSS may amend the contract to extend the expiration date of the contract to December 31, 2011. The salary... more »
August 13, 2010 5:10 PM
Lafayette Parish School System has a call center for bus stops: 521.RIDE will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday 8-14-10.
Parents who need help with bus transportation can call during those hours for assistance. They also can go to our website to look up stops: www.lpssonline.com... more »
January 4, 2010 2:14 PM
Lafayette Parish schools are getting $10 million in bonds for repairs and maintenance work over the next 3 years, starting now.
They are getting much needed work done thanks to a federal stimulus program. The funding is from the Qualified School Construction Bond Program.
"The stimulus money is... more »
November 10, 2009 6:52 PM
The Lafayette Parish School Board will hold its second round of community meetings tonight.
The meeting will be held at J.W. Faulk Elementary. Feedback from tonight's meeting will shape the school district's master plan. Another meeting is scheduled for Thursday at Plantation Elementary. The district will discuss demographics and... more »
November 10, 2009 12:43 PM
The Lafayette Parish School System will be holding another master plan meeting this evening and again on Thursday. The community meetings help the LPSS members and the general public stay connected while forming the Master Plan. The sessions continues to the month of May 2010, it is then that the... more »
October 19, 2009 2:36 PM
Smoking has always been a problem among high school students. One local high school student is taking the lead to make sure her friends and classmates stay smoke free.
Britney Smith is a soccer player, member of ROTC, and an good student at Northside High. She says smoking would... more »
October 5, 2009 1:52 PM
Schools in Lafayette Parish will soon offer online courses for high schoolers and some 8th graders.
The program is called "eCampus" and it is designed to help two groups of students: those who need help to catch up after failing a class (and to keep from failing again), and... more »