St. Landry Parish School Board

School budget issues: Enrollment down, health insurance costs rising

Albert Hayes Jr.

Perhaps finances will be a top issue on St. Landry Parish School Board members’ list of priorities for a new superintendent.
The board’s finance committee recently learned student enrollment and health insurance costs are biting into the school system’s budget.

St. Landry Parish school superintendent candidates narrowed to 3

The field of candidates for the St. Landry Parish school superintendent’s job was cut from five to three in a seven-hour meeting Thursday.
After about one-hour interviews each the final three are Dr. James Gray, Patrick Jenkins and Francis Touchet Jr.

School involvement: Donatto says schools need community involvement

Mary Ellen Donatto, right, a Eunice School Board member, talks to the St. Landry Economic Development board Tuesday in Opelousas. Seated in the foreground, left, is Jack Ortego and across the table, from left, Brenda Hubbard, Lena Charles, Lynn Lejeune and Charles Aguillard. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

St. Landry Parish’s public schools need community involvement, Mary Ellen Donatto, a Eunice School Board member, said to the St. Landry Parish Economic Development board Tuesday.

School chief vote

Roger Young, a Eunice School Board member, marks his votes for the candidates for school superintendent who are to be interviewed Wednesday. Young was voting at a special meeting Thursday in Opelousas. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Roger Young, a Eunice School Board member, marks his votes for the candidates for school superintendent who are to be interviewed Wednesday. Young was voting at a special meeting Thursday in Opelousas. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

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