Update: The investigation into T.M. Landry was done by Paul Pastorek, a former member and President of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and former Superintendent of Education.
He says in part there is “real, quality teaching and learning taking place” at the school where students are engaging in higher order thinking skills, studying real life problems, and building self-reliance and resilience. He said there did not appear to be an intentional effort to provide false information to colleges.
The allegations of physical abuse were difficult to analyze, he says, due to lack of participation from those interviewed in the New York Times article. He says the students at the school reported no physical abuse or corporal punishment.
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TM Landry College Prep is holding a press conference this morning at the Lite Center in Lafayette.
The press conference will focus on the school’s internal investigation into allegations of false records and abuse made against them in 2018.
In December, after Tracey and Michael Landry agreed to step down as board members, the board of TM Landry College Prep announced the hiring of Couhig Partners, located in New Orleans, Louisiana, to conduct an independent investigation of the claims made in the New York Times articles published in late 2018.
That investigation has been concluded, according to a release Paul Pastorek and Claire Ponthier will present the findings of their report.
The School recently moved into a building in Lafayette on Moss Street. They faced setbacks with the State Fire Marshal’s Office until they were cleared to move in.
Davis told KATC in February that the school had to move out of the Breaux Bridge location because of the amount of work it would take to get the building compliant with the fire codes.