St. Landry Parish School Board

Superintendent eyes strategic plan, board retreat

St. Landry Parish Superintendent of Schools Patrick Jenkins, left, makes a point during a School Board committee meeting Monday in Opelousas. At right is School Board President Raymond Cassimere. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

New Superintendent Patrick Jenkins put a day long retreat for the St. Landry Parish School Board and development of a strategic plan on the board’s radar at a committee meeting Monday.

Board puts its stamp on contract

Patrick Jenkins restated his commitment to move to St. Landry Parish. Jenkins, shown at a Monday meeting of the School Board, has been selected as the next superintendent. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

St. Landry Parish School Board members began tweaking the next superintendent’s contract, but didn’t alter the $138,000 base salary at a special meeting Monday.
The board meets again on Nov. 3 and the contract is almost certain to come up on the agenda.

School superintendent selected on 7-6 vote

Patrick Jenkins makes a presentation to the St. Landry Parish School Board in his successful bid to become school superintendent. Jenkins won the job with a 7-6 vote of the board on Wednesday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Opelousas native Patrick Jenkins was selected as school superintendent by the St. Landry Parish School Board on a 7-6 vote with a key vote cast by a Eunice board member. 
“I’m overjoyed,” Jenkins said after Wednesday’s vote, but he acknowledged the split on the board. 

St. Landry Parish School Board selects Jenkins as superintendent (update)

A forum was held for the three candidates for St. Landry Parish school superintendent on Monday at the Delta Grand Theatre in Opelousas. From left are candidates Francis Touchet Jr., Patrick Jenkins and Dr. James Gray; and Bill Rodier, executive director of St. Landry Economic Development. Top School Board members expect one of the three will be selected superintendent a Wednesday meeting. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The St. Landry Parish School Board elected Patrick Jenkins as its next superintendent at a special meeting Wednesday.
Jenkins was selected on a 7-6 vote over Francis Touchet Jr.

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