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LPSB approves teacher stipend, rejects charter school application

Posted: 10:47 PM, Jun 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-06 00:52:05-04

The Lafayette Parish School Board approved a one-time, high demand teacher stipend for the 2019-2020 school year. Teachers at Northside High School, Carencro High School, Acadian Middle School, Lafayette Middle School, and Lerosen Preparatory School who meet the stipend requirements will receive $2,000, which will be broken up into two $1,000 payments. To read the full item on the agenda, click here .

School board president Justin Centanni says he is hopeful the new stipend gives students more consistency.

“We have a lot of historical turnover rates in the schools that are listed, and what we are trying to do is keep teachers and administrators in certain places, so there is some continuity across school years. So, when the students leave for the summer and come back in the fall that they have the same administrators, and the way of doing that is to offer the stipends,” Centanni said.

The school board also approved rezoning for Katherine Drexel Elementary School. Students who live within the border of Highway 90, Saint Nazaire Road, La Flamme Road, and Ida Road would be rezoned from Katherine Drexel Elementary to Martial Billeaud Elementary School.

The board rejected the application for the Carmouche Performing Arts Academy Charter School. No one from the school was there to answer questions from the board on Wednesday’s meeting.