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…
All St. Landry Parish School District schools and administrative offices will be open tomorrow, January 18, 2024. Kindest Regards, Tricia Fontenot Supervisor of Instructional Technology & Communications
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…
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…
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…
(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…
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…
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…
Karen Vidrine is shown with St. Landry Parish School Superintendent Milton Batiste III after she was recognized for 32 years of employment with the District.
St. Landry Parish school employees will have to wait a little longer from District officials to receive a stipend approved earlier this year by state lawmakers.
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The St. Landry Parish School District is prepared to purchase a state-owned campus in Opelousas, while school board members are contemplating the sale of property in the northern portion of the parish.
Big Brown Cares Foundation, Raising Canes and Acts of Love team up to partner with St. Landry Parish School Board.
On Saturday, August 12, 2023, St. Landry Parish School Board members and Superintendent Milton Batiste, III participated in a board retreat held at the St. Landry Pupil Appraisal Center.
The town of Grand Coteau has experienced a major leak in its water tower, causing the town to be without water for part of the day. As a result, Grand Coteau Elementary School will be closed today, August 15, 2023.
St. Landry Parish School Superintendent Milton Batiste III during a Tuesday noon meeting of the Opelousas Rotary Club, stressed the importance of passing a parishwide School District property tax renewal proposition scheduled for the Oct. 14 ballot.
On July 26, 2023, the St. Landry School Board became aware of a threat against its computer network.
The St. Landry Parish NAACP is proposing to assist School District officials with creating immediate and long-term programs aimed at improving student learning, truancy awareness and facility upgrades.
St. Landry Parish School Superintendent Milton Batiste III says that he intends to remain as a member of the Opelousas Board of Aldermen until another person is elected to replace him.
Opelousas Middle School custodians James Roberts and Joe Fontenot were recognized during a St. Landry Parish School Board meeting Thursday night.
Keith James, former Beau Chene High principal and assistant principal at Northwest High, was recognized by St. Landry Parish School Board members during a meeting held on Thursday.
Clarine Reed (center), who worked as school secretary at Northeast Elementary, announced her retirement during a Thursday School Board meeting.
St. Landry Parish School Board members recognized several veteran administrators and support personnel during a Thursday meeting.
St. Landry Parish School Superintendent Milton Batiste III announced several key personnel appointees during a Thursday night meeting.
Opelousas-area boy scout Christopher Jesclard (center of photo) was recognized Thursday by St. Landry Parish school officials for his American flag project.
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…
Now that losing a parish-wide Head Start program has become a reality for St. Landry Parish School District officials, there is apparently an additional concern with securing funding to educate a large number of preschool students.
St. Landry Parish school officials are appealing to federal and state lawmakers for assistance in order to help the District retain operational control of a parish wide Head Start program that has been awarded to another agency.
The St. Landry Parish School Board is scheduled during a special board meeting Monday to select a law firm which will handle legal matters for the District.
The Office of Head Start, through the Designation Renewal System (DRS), has named Save the Children Head Start to provide services within St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Therefore, on July 1, 2023, the administration of the program will be the responsibility of Save the Children Head Start.
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St. Landry Parish School Board SCHOOL EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION
The St. Landry Parish School Board has approved job descriptions for five new administrative and school-level positions, as superintendent Milton Batiste III begins reshaping the organizational structure for the District.
Attention, everyone! We are pleased to announce the launch of our Summer Feeding Program, which aims to ensure that no child goes hungry during the summer months.
St. Landry Parish Teacher Job Fair.
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2023
The St. Landry Parish School Board will be distributing meals this summer for children from June 5th through July 20th. According to the Supervisor of Child Nutrition, parents of children in St. Landry Parish will be able to pick up meals for children in St. Landry Parish from the school board. A link to register Read More…
Milton Batiste III became officially employed as St. Landry Parish School superintendent Wednesday following a lengthy round of contract negotiations.
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…
The pursuit of a new St. Landry Parish school superintendent concluded Wednesday night with jubilant applause from an overflow crowd and an ending that was anything but unexpected.
A pair of St. Landry Parish School superintendent finalists cleared another hurdle needed to obtain the position Monday night as they previewed potential aspects of their administration before a live audience at the Delta Grand Theater.