St. Landry Parish School District Expresses Thanks
St. Landry Parish School Superintendent Patrick Jenkins indicated on Monday night that he is currently involved in ongoing discussions with School Board members regarding an extension of his current contract which is scheduled to end June 30.
Public Notice from the St. Landry Parish School Board: All schools and administrative offices will dismiss early tomorrow, January 24th, due to forecasted severe weather in our area.
Officers with the Opelousas Police Department have made several arrests regarding the threat called into the school on the early afternoon of January 17, 2023.
Opelousas High principal Del-Timoko Clark Dunbar was still escorting students from campus into awaiting vehicles late Tuesday afternoon following an afternoon school-wide lockdown and threat of violence that required a city police investigation and additional officers.
Four St. Landry Parish public schools were recognized recently for receiving an “A” for their overall student performance scores during 2021-22.
Based upon the most recent National Weather Service advisory indicating an enhanced risk of severe weather tomorrow and in communicating with the Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP), the St. Landry Parish School District, all administrative offices and all head start centers will be closed Wednesday, December 14, 2022.
Bobby Ardoin images taken from St.Landry Parish School Board meeting.
Patrick Jenkins, superintendent of St. Landry Parish School District (SLPSD), has been named the 2023 Louisiana Superintendent of the Year by the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents. This program is designed to recognize the outstanding leadership of active, front-line superintendents. Nominees are judged on the following criteria: – Leadership for Learning, communication, professionalism and community Read More…
St. Landry Parish Superintendent Patrick Jenkins is scheduled to undergo an annual job performance evaluation when School Board members convene next Thursday night for their monthly meeting.
OPELOUSAS, LA — District and school performance scores (DPS/SPS) were released by the LouisianaState Department of Education (LDOE) today. The St. Landry Parish School District (SLPSD) maintaineda letter grade of “C,” with a performance score of 70.6, a growth of 2.4 points from 2021. Sixty-ninepercent of St. Landry Parish School District schools showed growth. The Read More…
The St. Landry Parish School District has begun taking steps that address classroom stress and mental health issues that often affect campus environments, members of an Academic Committee were told Tuesday night.Shirley Joseph, a mental health practitioner employed by the school system, said the District has now hired a full-time mental health specialist to deal Read More…
The total refurbishing of a 102-year-old nationally-recognized Rosenwald School has been completed and celebrated with the intention of continuing to serve the educational needs of the Plaisance community. State and St. Landry Parish school officials gathered Saturday for a dedication ceremony at the school building which was constructed originally to provide early 20th-century education for Read More…
Voters approved realigning the St. Landry Parish School Board by nearly one third on Tuesday, as four seated members were defeated.
Several St. Landry Parish School District principals were honored last Thursday at the monthly regular School Board meeting for either reaching or exceeding their academic growth targets in several areas.
Grand Prairie Elementary School faculty and staff were honored last Thursday by the St. Landry School District for being recognized by staff officials as a Blue Ribbon School.
North Central High School campus will be closed Thursday, October 6, 2022, due to ongoing waterline issues.
St. Landry Parish High School students came to the Opelousas Civic Center prepared with questions as visions of their futures became a relevant topic Tuesday night.
The St. Landry Parish post-secondary carousel will be happening today (October 4, 2022) from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Opelousas Civic Center.
Eunice Junior High School is experiencing electrical issues. To resolve these issues,
the power will be turned off, and the campus will be closed Tuesday, October 4th, and Wednesday, October
It takes extensive planning, an enormous amount of paper work and getting the whole school to provide complementary assistance, but state test scores are telling the story about academic improvement at Park Vista Elementary.
Park Vista Elementary School students underwent student transportation emergency bus exiting training sessions Friday morning under the supervision of school physical educational personnel.
St. Landry Parish School Board members listened to presentations from representatives who intend to operate Opelousas-area kindergarten to 12th grade charter schools that, if approved, could begin accepting students in 2024-25.
Today, United States Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, recognized 297 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022. We are pleased to announce that Grand Prairie
Elementary is one of those schools receiving this award. (From St.Landry Parish School Board.)
Clear tote bags. More law enforcement presence. Security checks and metal detectors at the gate. Those are just three of the features of a new high school sports spectator attendance policy.
St. Landry Parish School Board Personnel Committee members are recommending a job description change that promotes Sylvia Brown to the District Supervisor of School Nurses position.
Nine St. Landry Parish School Board members are facing opposition during a parishwide Nov. 8 primary election.
St. Landry Parish school officials were introduced on Thursday night to three administrative employees while another longtime District-employed worker received congratulations as she departed for a position in another school system.
Parental monitoring of social media posting by their children would help decrease the chances for potential school campus threats and the potential for violent incidents, St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said on Monday night.
The varieties of St. Landry Parish early learning programs are expanding and their proficiency increases are being acknowledged by state education officials and annual test scores.
Avoyelles Parish School Board Has Critical Need for Teachers and other Personnel.
St. Landry Homestead Bank and Savings Bank will become the fiscal agent for the St. Landry Parish School District effective June 30, according to a decision by school board members.
St. Landry Parish School Board member Anthony Standberry presents Delores Standberry scholarships to Seth Lewis of Northwest High and Markell Richard of Opelousas High before the start of Thursday’s School Board meeting.
If St. Landry Parish School Board members were interested in obtaining public input about whether three rural public elementary schools should be closed or combined, they perhaps received their answer Thursday night.
Opelousas appears to be the first target as St. Landry Parish School Board members consider establishing a series of parish wide taxing districts that could facilitate funding for capital outlay projects.
St. Landry Parish Finance Committee members have agreed to erase $71,817 that Opelousas High School officials say is owed to creditors for bills that have accumulated over the past seven years.
SLP Schools, Head Starts, and Administrative Offices will be closed Wednesday, March 30, 2022.
St. Landry Parish School Board Superintendent Patrick Jenkins says it is apparently now up to him and District school board members to develop alternative plans for improving facilities and elevating employees’ salaries.
Students at Grolee Elementary will have remote instruction Monday, February 21, 2022, due to low pressure at school resulting from a leak in the main water line.