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 »
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The Fiscal Review Committee has decided the state will continue to monitor the St. Landry Parish School System's finances, but it will not appoint a state fiscal adviser to take control of the situation. The Daily World reports the committee was satisfied with the school board's... more »
ZACHARY, La. (AP) - The Zachary Community School Board has approved a reorganization of the central office and the transfer of some school administrators stemming from a coming move to national standards in four "core subjects" and the construction of a new school. The Advocate reports Superintendent Warren Drake recommended,... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School System has denied any wrongdoing or negligence in the March bus accident that ended in a 6-year-old boy being dragged to his death. The school system and bus driver, through their attorney Dawn Morris, last week filed responses to two wrongful death... more »
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is about to make a lot of new friends: The 26-year-old tycoon is pouring $100 million of his staggering fortune into Newark's blighted school system after hitting it off with the mayor of the poverty-stricken city. The donation - which is being... more »
LAFAYETTE, LA. (AP) - Drug agents have arrested a social workerwith the Lafayette Parish school system after they discovered illegal drugs in her apartment. Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force Capt. John Babin tells The Advocate that 40-year-old Leah Arceneaux was arrested Thursday. Babin says Arceneaux was booked with possession with... more »
The State Department of Health and Hospitals in partnership with the Lafayette Parish School System will provide the 2009 H1N1 vaccine to Lafayette Parish students (Pre-K3 through 12) and faculty on Saturday, December 5th from 10am to 4pm. There are five sites where the clinics will be offered; families are... more »
Office of State Rep. Rickey Hardy
District 44 - Lafayette
November 11, 2009
Everyone knows that the education, safety, and welfare of our children here in Lafayette are matters very near and dear to my heart. With that in mind, the hyperbolic statements by Director of Curriculum... more »