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Lafayette Parish School Board Meeting Recap

Board Recap

On Wednesday, the Lafayette Parish School Board (LPSB) approved the following items.

  • Resolution 04-024-209 opposing state legislation establishing Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), including House Bill 745 which creates the LA GATOR Scholarship Program, that provide public dollars for private school tuition and educational expenses and to urge the Lafayette Parish legislative delegation to vote NO on any bill proposing an Education Savings Account.
  • Changes to the Student Dress Code Guidelines for the 2024-2025 Student/Parent Handbook.
  • Revisions to Appendix A Schedule of Fees found in Policy JS, Student Fees, Fines, and Charges for the 2024-2025 school year.
  • A budget revision to the Capital Improvement Fund reallocating $300,000 from the COVID Contingency line item to maintain annual facility needs, including cleaning of the exterior of the buildings.
  • The use of Contingency Funds and/or Committed for Roofing Funds within the Capital Improvement Fund and Self-Funded Construction Fund for improvements to the following facilities:
    • Carencro Middle School $230,000
    • Edgar Martin Middle School $133,500
    • Paul Breaux Middle School $30,000
    • Scott Middle School $43,000
    • Acadian Middle School $405,000
    • Katharine Drexel Elementary School $260,000
    • Lafayette Middle School $40,000
    • Live Oak Elementary School $75,000
    • L.J. Alleman Middle School $30,000
    • W.D. and Mary Baker Smith Career Center $30,000

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