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March 2017

LPSS ROBOTICS TEAM Phenomena 3616 Ranks 1st and Wins 2017 Regional Robotics Tournament
Sixty high school robotics teams from around the world gathered in Kenner, LA on March 24th and 25th,...

Edward J. Sam Accelerated School of Lafayette
In July of 2017, the Lafayette Parish School System will open the Edward J. Sam Accelerated School of...

City of Duson Adopts a Resolution to Support the LPSS Sales Tax Proposition
At its meeting on March 21, 2017, the Duson City Council unanimously adopted a resolution to support...

Texas and Arkansas Investigate Mumps Outbreaks
The Louisiana Office of Public Health (OPH) recently notified Lafayette Parish School System officials...

LaPESC Public Policy Position in support of LPSS 2017 Tax Measure
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City of Broussard Adopts a Resolution to Support the LPSS Sales Tax Proposition
At its meeting on March 14, 2017, the Broussard City Council adopted a resolution to support the Lafayette...

Sales Tax Proposal and Resolution
Click here for more information including Sales Tax Forums calendar dates.

 

February 2017

NAF/JP Morgan Chase Foundation’s Samsung Galaxy Tablet Giveaway
On February 10, 2017 the Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) at Carencro High School, an LPSS Schools...

Lafayette Parish School System Seeking Substitute School Bus Drivers
The Lafayette Parish School System is seeking substitute school bus drivers for the upcoming school...

LPSS Staff Prepares Community Outreach Program to Discuss Upcoming Tax Proposition
At its February 15th meeting Lafayette Parish School Board members will consider moving forward with...

January 2017

Lafayette Parish Early Childhood Community Network
Applications for the Lafayette Parish School System Pre-K program along with all Program Partners of...

Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Appoints New Administrators
Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard has appointed Renee White as principal...

December 2016

Lafayette Parish School System Administrative Staffing Placements
The Lafayette Parish School System is announcing several mid-year administrative changes that will occur...

Texas and Arkansas Investigate Mumps Outbreaks
The Louisiana Office of Public Health (OPH) recently notified Lafayette Parish School System officials...

Update: Bus Incidents
School district officials reported details on the two separate bus accidents that took place on Wednesday,...

District Recycling Initiative
A ceremony was held at the Lafayette Parish School System Central Office to celebrate the kickoff of...

New Software Assists Transportation Department in Increasing the Efficiency of Its Operations
Recently, the Lafayette Parish School System Transportation Department purchased two software suites...

Science Equipment for Elementary and Middle Schools
Superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard recently made an announcement to board members that non- consumable...

 

November 2016

Lafayette Parish Schools Open on November 18, 2016
Lafayette Parish public schools are open today, November 18, 2016. Classes are in session, and dismissal...

Lafayette Parish School System Poised to Achieve “A” Status
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Shooting Incident Near Northside High School
Lafayette Parish School System officials confirm that a Northside High School student was the victim...

Lafayette Parish School System Uniform Grading Policy
Changes have occurred regarding the grading practices of the Lafayette Parish School System, and the...

Bomb Threat at Northside High School
Today at Northside High School during fourth period, students were evacuated to the field next to Refuge...

 

October 2016

Bomb Threat at Lafayette High School
At approximately 12:00 P.M. today, Lafayette High administrators were made aware of a bomb threat to...

Lafayette Parish School System Community Eligibility Provision Expansion
Based on recent economic hardships experienced in Lafayette Parish, the Community Eligibility Provision...

 

September 2016

Revisions Being Made to School Zones
Demographer Mike Hefner will present revised elementary, middle, and high school zone maps at a special...

Request for Qualifications
Architectural Design Services for Comeaux High School Performing Arts Instructional Suites & Black...

Final Revisions Being Made to School Zones
Demographer Mike Hefner will present an updated, comprehensive plan to re-zone elementary, middle, and...

What Zone do you live in? Learn about school zones in Lafayette Parish
The Lafayette Parish School Board has received preliminary maps of PROPSED NEW SCHOOL ZONES for its...

Temporary Meal Payment Waiver Offered to Lafayette Parish School System Students
In response to disastrous conditions caused by the recent flooding, the United States Department of...

Latest aerial preview of Southside High School
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Lafayette Parish Schools Awarded $15,000 Crisis Response Grant Funds
On September 1st, the Lafayette Parish School System was awarded $15,000 in funding through the United...

Slightly Elevated Levels of Carbon Monoxide Detected at Burke Elementary School
Students at Burke Elementary School have been given the all clear to return to class after they were...

 

August 2016

Sabine Parish School System Donates Supplies for Flood Victims
On Friday, August 26th, school system administrators from Sabine Parish delivered a shipment of donated...

Opening Day of School Bus Incident
On Thursday, August 11th, the first day of school, an incident occurred involving Kolby Begnaud, a Lafayette...

Lafayette Parish Implements ACT Prep Program
Lafayette Parish, GEAR UP, and Mastery Prep have entered into a partnership to implement a comprehensive...

Lafayette Parish School System to Receive $10,000 Donation to Fund Classroom Supplies and Materials
National Life Group Do Good Tour to Stop in Lafayette to Donate Time, School Supplies and $10,000 in...

Lafayette Parish ACT Results
ACT results for districts and schools were released today. The reports show five-year trend data for...

Smooth Re-opening for Lafayette Parish School Students
Lafayette Parish schools re-opened today after the recent flood shut the school system down for more...

Lafayette Parish Schools to Re-open for Students on Monday, August 22
Lafayette Parish Schools were opened today with faculty and staff reporting in preparation for the students’...

Meet and Greet for Westside Elementary School Families
Westside Elementary School will have a Meet and Greet for its families at the temporary school sites...

Lafayette Parish School System Parent Call Center
Lafayette Parish public school officials have established a call center to assist parents with questions...

Temporary Feeding Sites Established at L. Leo Judice Elementary School and Youngsville Middle School
Lafayette Parish public school officials have established two temporary feeding sites for anyone in...

Lafayette Parish Schools to Re-open for Students on Monday, August 22
The Lafayette Parish School System will re-open for students on Monday, August 22. School system officials...

Lafayette Parish Public Schools Closed Monday, August 15
All schools will be closed on Monday, August 15, to allow families to assess and recover from damages...

Society for Science & the Public Announces 31 New Mentors of the Advocate Grant Program
The Society for Science & the Public is pleased to announce that Lisa Ranney has been accepted into...

Lafayette Parish LEAP Results Continue to Rise
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New School Zone Resources for Parents
The Lafayette Parish School Board received the proposed new school zones for Lafayette Parish at a special...

Lafayette Parish School System Transportation Information for Parents
There have been several changes to bus routes, bus numbers, and bus drivers for the upcoming school...

 

July2016

Drone Footage Reveals Construction Progress at Southside High School
The firm of Abel, Crozier, and Davis, along with The Lemoine Company are providing periodic drone coverage...

Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Appoints New Assistant Principals
Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard has appointed Venus Soileau assistant...

Notice of Public Meeting
Notice is hereby given that a meeting will be held on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at the Lafayette...

LPSS Administrators and Staff Stand Ready to Assist New Students with Registration
Starting Thursday, July 28, 2016, Lafayette Parish School System school administrators, counselors,...

2016 Millage Adoption/ Roll-Forward Process Public Notice Publication Requirement
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Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Appoints New Principals
Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard has appointed Kimberly Etie principal...

Lafayette Parish School Board Evaluates Superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard
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Lafayette Parish School System Hiring School Bus Drivers
The Lafayette Parish School System is seeking to hire up to 20 new school bus drivers for the upcoming...

 

June 2016

Lafayette Parish School System Administrative Staffing Placements
In an effort to balance the strengths of Lafayette Parish School System administrative teams, Superintendent...

Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Appoints New Principals
Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard has appointed Cheri Fontenot principal...

Lafayette High School, Performing Arts Academy, District Administrative Rule
At last night’s board meeting it was determined by the board to move the Performing Arts Academy...

Lafayette Parish School System 2016 Commencement Ceremonies
On May 23, 2015, the Lafayette Parish School System held graduation ceremonies for its five traditional...

 

May 2016

Comeaux High School Students Earn Top Honors at a National Speech and Debate Tournament
This past weekend, Lafayette Area high school speech and debate teams traveled to Sacramento, California,...

End-of-Year Bus Incident
Staff members of the Lafayette Parish School System’s Central Office are investigating reports...

State-Certified World Language Immersion Schools
The Louisiana Department of Education and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education have recognized...

Lafayette Parish School Bus Catches Fire
At approximately 1:00 p.m., a Lafayette Parish school bus returning to Prairie Elementary School from...

The Louisiana Department of Education Releases School-level Data on Graduation Rates
The Louisiana Department of Education released school-level data on graduation rates today. Most high...

LPSS Supt. Dr. Donald Aguillard Appoints Library Science Spclst. and Student Services Coordinators
Geri Kaye Victorian has been appointed Library Science Specialist. Ms. Victorian earned a Bachelor of...

Lafayette Parish School Board Meetings: Live Streaming
Public meetings of the Lafayette Parish School Board may now be viewed live on the internet at http://www.lpssonline.com/lpssyoutube...

LPSS Supt. Dr. Donald Aguillard Appoints Acadian Middle Principal and World Language Specialist
Rollan Moore has been appointed as principal of Acadian Middle School. Mr. Moore earned a Bachelor’s...

Lafayette Parish High Schools Make Significant Gains in Graduation Rates
Today, the Louisiana Department of Education released preliminary data on graduation rates for high...

 

April 2016

Advertisement for Bids
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids (one original) will be received by the Lafayette Parish School...

Lafayette Parish School Board Policy Review
Superintendent Aguillard received a letter this week from an advocacy group expressing concerns regarding...

Proposed Changes to Enrichment Programs in Lafayette Parish
There have been reports in today’s news that the Lafayette Parish School Board will consider closing...

LPSS Requests Changes to the State Accountability System
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Lafayette Parish School Board Members Earn Recognition for Professional Learning
Eight of Lafayette Parish School Board’s nine members have been designated as “Distinguished...

 

March 2016

Math Materials Review
After analyzing test trend data in mathematics, Lafayette Parish School System administrators conducted...

Report of a Gun Found at Northside High School
At approximately 9:00 a.m., a Northside High School student reported that there was a gun on campus....

Personnel Changes at the Lafayette Parish School System
Principal Ken Roebuck, Carencro High School, has resigned, effective Thursday, March 31.  Mary...

School Choice
The Lafayette Parish School System offers School Choice to the parents of K-12 students zoned for and...

LPSS Appoints Academic Auditor
The Lafayette Parish School System has selected Stephanie Reiners for the position of Academic Auditor....

LPSS Extends Sympathy and Support for Foreign Associate Teachers
Dr. Donald Aguillard made the following statement this morning in support of LPSS employees directly...

Academy of Health Careers
It has been incorrectly reported that the Lafayette Parish School Board would be considering the movement...

Early College Academy to Compete at National Mock Senate Hearings in D.C.
Seventeen students from the Early College Academy, the Lafayette School of Choice located on South Louisiana...

 

February 2016

Applications for the Lafayette Parish School System Pre-K Program Go Online March 1, 2016
Applications for the Lafayette Parish School System Pre-K program along with all Program Partners of...

Lafayette Parish School System Board Members Cancel Vote on Tax Propositions
At the Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 23rd, Lafayette Parish School Board Members unanimously...

Lafayette Parish School System Schools of Choice Lottery Notifications
On Wednesday, February 24, during a test run of the Schools of Choice Lottery system, email notifications...

Malware Incident at the Lafayette Parish School System
On the morning of Tuesday, February 16, staff in the Technology Department of the Lafayette Parish School...

LPSS Superintendent Presents Vision 2020: Lafayette Parish School System’s Strategic Plan
At the regular board meeting on Wednesday evening, Lafayette Parish School Superintendent Dr. Donald...

 

January 2016

LPSS Staff Prepares Community Outreach Program to Discuss Tax Propositions
Lafayette Parish School Board members, Superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard, and staff are preparing...

 

December 2015

Louisiana Department of Education Releases School and District Performance Scores
The Louisiana Department of Education released performance scores for schools and districts across the...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
ON TRACK by 5 Alliance ( formerly Success by 5 Alliance) is a Child Care Resource and Referral Agency...

Society of Petroleum Engineers Awards Science Grants to Lafayette Parish Schools
On the evening of December 10, the Evangeline Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers held a recognition...

 

November 2015

Property Tax Renewal Vote
On Saturday, November 21, voters in Lafayette Parish supported a 10-year, 7.27 millage tax renewal for...

Irma Trosclair appointed to LPSS School Improvement Administrator
Dr. Aguillard has appointed Irma Trosclair as the School Improvement Administrator for Lafayette Parish...

Incident with Student at W.D. & Mary Baker Smith Career Center
At approximately 10:30 this morning, a fight broke out between two male students. Administrators quickly...

Louisiana Department of Education Releases Individual PARCC Reports for Students
The Louisiana Department of Education began releasing individual PARCC reports for students Thursday...

Lafayette Parish School System to Receive Promethean’s New ActivWall
The Lafayette Parish School System has recently received and installed an ActivWall. The ActivWall is...

Student at Myrtle Place Found with Inoperable Airsoft BB Gun
On Wednesday, November 4, administrators at Myrtle Place were made aware that a student might have a...

La School Readiness Tax Credits
Tax Credits for Donations To CHILD CARE RESOURCE AND REFERRAL AGENCIESON TRACK by 5 Alliance (formerly...

 

October 2015

Lafayette Parish Elementary and Middle Schools’ PARCC Parent Nights
In preparation for the Louisiana Department of Education’s release of PARCC (Partnership for Assessment...

Louisiana Department of Education Releases Report Cards for High Schools
Today, the Louisiana Department of Education released school performance scores for Louisiana high schools...

Louisiana Department of Education Releases PARCC Test Results
The Louisiana Department of Education released PARCC test results for districts across the state...

Acadiana Teen Court- Lafayette to Hear Its First Case on October 20, 2015
Acadiana Teen Court- Lafayette (ATC- Lafayette) is a juvenile diversion program that offers young first-time...

David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy Students Design Experiment for the International Space Station
Students at David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy are sending bacteria to the International Space Station...

Lafayette Parish School System Updates its Strategic Plan to Create A Vision for 2020
Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard announced today that Central Office...

 

September 2015

Schools of Choice Hosts Fall Frenzy Recruitment Event
On Saturday, November 7, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., the Lafayette Parish School System...

LPSS and UL Lafayette Are Awarded a $200,000 Grant for Teacher Preparation
The Louisiana Department of Education has awarded the Lafayette Parish School System $200,000 to partner...

Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Appoints L.J. Alleman Middle School Principal
Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard has appointed Jennifer Gardner principal...

Louisiana Department of Education Releases Information on PARCC Scores
On September 17, Louisiana Department of Education Superintendent, John White, met with the Superintendent’s...

Lafayette Parish School System to brand its Child Care Resource and Referral Agency
The Lafayette Parish School System (LPSS) is planning to identify and adopt a new brand for the Child...

Northside High Enhances Security
Central Office staff is working with Northside High School to enhance security on campus and to provide...

Broadmoor Lockdown
After the report of a domestic incident and a concern for the safety of the students, Broadmoor Elementary...

 

August 2015

LPSS Superintendent Appoints New Director of Elementary Schools
Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard has appointed Kathy Aloisio as the...

ACT Releases Scores for School Districts
On July 16 of this year the Louisiana Department of Education released test results for the ACT to districts...

Lafayette Parish School System Begins Planning a New High School for South Lafayette Parish
Lafayette Parish School System staff, along with representatives of the business community and the community...

The Lafayette Parish School System Adopts BoardDocs
The Lafayette Parish School Board has chosen to change the software it uses to run its meetings. Previously,...

Lafayette Parish School System Enrollment Update
Enrollment in the Lafayette Parish Public School System currently stands at 29,692. This number reflects...

Superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard Issues Directive to Address Dress Code Concerns
Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard issued a statement this morning to...

Lafayette Parish School School System Principals Report In on Day 2
Lafayette Parish public school principals continued to report positive news at the end of the second...

Lafayette Parish Schools Have a Smooth Opening on the First Day of the New School Year
Lafayette Parish public school students and teachers experienced a smooth start to the new school year....

Lafayette Parish School System Transportation Information for Parents
Parents:There have been several changes to bus routes, bus numbers, and bus drivers for the upcoming...

Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Appoints New Assistant Principals
Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard has appointed Lisa Semere as assistant...

School Start and End Times 2015 -16
The instructional day start and end times for the 2015 - 16 school year are listed below: Start...

Welcome Back To School
Greetings,I would like to welcome Lafayette Parish School System teachers, administrators, staff, and...

Lafayette Parish School System Advanced Placement Scores
The Louisiana Department of Education has released the Lafayette Parish School System’s spring2015...

Lafayette Parish School System Help Lines for the Opening of School
The Lafayette Parish School System will be opening two call centers to help answer questions parents...

LPSS Implements Procedure to Offer School Choice in Accordance with the Louisiana Public School Choice Act
In accordance with Act 853, the Louisiana Public School Choice Act, and the Louisiana Board of...

 

July 2015

Lafayette Parish School System Community Eligibility Provision
As an alternative to the Traditional Meal Benefit Application Program that qualifies an individual student...

LPSS Administrators and Teachers Recommend Changes to High School Grading Practices
Lafayette Parish School System administrators and teachers belonging to the Pupil Progression Committee,...

Lafayette Parish School System Introduces Mental Health First Aid
Lafayette Joins National Initiative to Increase Mental Health LiteracyThe Lafayette Parish School System...

LPSS Superintendent Appoints Principals to Lafayette Middle School and Paul Breaux Middle School
Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard has appointed Allison El Koubi Principal... 

LPSS Superintendent Appoints Acadian Middle School Principal and Adult Education Academic Specialist
Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard has appointed Linda Nance principal...

Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Appoints Alice Boucher Elementary School Principal
Lafayette Parish School System Dr. Donald Aguillard has appointed Renee White principal of Alice Boucher...

LPSS Teacher Named Recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics
On July 1, 2015, President Obama named Lafayette Parish School System teacher Lerri Cockrell as a recipient...

Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Appoints Lafayette High School Principal
Lafayette Parish School System Dr. Donald Aguillard has appointed Dr. Donald Thornton, Jr. principal..


June 2015

LPSS Superintendent Makes 5 Additional Appointments to Key Positions in the District
Lafayette Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard has made appointments to five...

Lafayette Parish School System Coordinated School Health
In an effort to streamline school system operations and save taxpayer dollars, Lafayette Parish School...

Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Appoints Chief Academic Officer and Chief Administration
Lafayette Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard has made appointments to two...

Dr. Aguillard Outlines Goals for Achieving “A” Status for the District
On the afternoon of June 1, Dr. Donald Aguillard met with Lafayette Parish School System principals...

Lafayette Parish School System 2015 Commencement Ceremonies in Review
On May 23, 2015, the Lafayette Parish School System held graduation ceremonies for its five traditional...