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Certified Short Term Substitutes Receive Pay Increases

BOBBY ARDOIN Editor/Consulting Writer St. Landry Parish public school officials are hoping that a funding increase for short term substitute teachers will help eliminate the search for temporary certified classroom instructors. After discussing a short term substitute shortage during January committee meetings and again during a regular meeting held last Thursday night, school board members Read More…

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Public Notice: School Closures for St. Landry Parish

A MESSAGE FROM SLPSB:Due to possible unsafe weather conditions from the forecasted arctic blast, all St. Landry Parish School District schools and offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, and Wednesday, January 17, 2024.With icy roads and freezing temperatures expected throughout the days ahead, we have made the decision to cancel classes, sporting Read More…

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Donatto Continues Educational Career As Board President

Bobby Ardoin, Editor/Consulting Writer Mary Ellen Donatto has spent 55 years involved in St. Landry Parish education and now she will have another 12 months helping make decisions that affect the lives of students on 34 campuses. Donatto, who began her educational career as a paraprofessional, was chosen without opposition Thursday night as the 2024 Read More…

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St. Landry Parish School Closures for Monday, 1/8/2024

In response to impending inclement weather conditions, St. Landry Parish School District has decided to close district and school offices Monday, January 8. 2024.   The scheduled site-based professional development for employees will be canceled.  During this closure, all school-related activities, including sporting events, practices, and any extracurricular activities, will be canceled also.   Early Dismissals Read More…

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School District Agrees To Purchase Proposal For Bio-Med Campus Purchase

(Photo: St. Landry Parish School Board Members Kyle Boss and Hazel Sias)BOBBY ARDOIN Editor/Consulting Writer Although the cost is expected to be considerably higher than previously anticipated, St. Landry Parish School Board recently agreed to purchase a bio-med campus in Opelousas from the state department of health. The District now has until Dec. 30 2025 to complete Read More…

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 St. Landry Public Schools Rate “C” Overall

BOBBY ARDOIN Editor/Consulting Writer St. Landry Parish School Superintendent Milton Batiste III feels the District is trending in the right direction academically, but he also admits there is still a need to improve state test scores in the Opelousas area which features four “D” or “F” St. Landry public schools. Recent annual student performance scores Read More…

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Opelousas Schools Closing for Super Dome Event

From St. Landry Parish School Board We’re thrilled to announce that the OHS football team is heading to the Superdome in New Orleans on Friday, December 8, 2023, to face off against Cecilia High at 12:00 PM. To ensure the Opelousas community has the chance to cheer on the Tigers, all Opelousas High feeder schools will be Read More…

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School Board Discusses Raising Prices For Camp Leases

St. Landry Parish school board members have begun initial consideration for raising the prices on District-owned property that is being used for camps and recreational purposes between Port Barre and Krotz Springs. Building, Lands and Sites committee members have proposed charging more for the leased properties, but after speaking with camps property manager Don Leger, Read More…

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15 High School Seniors Graduate with Associates Degree from LSUE

It was a proud day Friday for St. Landry Parish School District high school students who graduated with their Associate’s Degree from LSUE on May 19th. Through a partnership with LSU Eunice’s Dual Enrollment program and St. Landry Parish School Board, students completed 2 full semesters through the early college academy, earning their Associate’s Degree Read More…