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BESE member Holly Boffy

Boffy: ‘Get students kindergarten-ready’

CROWLEY — Holly Boffy, recently re-elected to her third term as a member of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education lauded the Acadia Parish education system when she addressed community leaders here Friday.
“Acadia Parish has a better understanding of BESE than any of the other nine parishes in my district,” she said during the morning Business Over Breakfast event at Rice Palace Restaurant.
She attributed that to the late Dr. John A. Bertrand, long-time superintendent of Acadia Parish Schools and member of the state board.

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Vermilion Parish School Board calls meeting Thursday; Superintendent Puyau’s employment on the agenda

A special meeting has been called by School Board President Laura LeBeouf to discuss the employment status of Superintendent Jerome Puyau.
The meeting will be held Thursday in the Charles Campbell Annex Building. It gets underway at 6 p.m.
The agenda was finalized Tuesday morning, and there are three things on it, and all three deal with Puyau.
Two out of the three things call for the school board members to go into executive session to discuss the pending litigation in the matter of two lawsuits dealing with Puyau and the school board.

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Police give all clear after report of bomb threat at Rene Rost in Kaplan

KAPLAN — Students and faculty at Rene Rost Middle School had to be evacuated Tuesday after authorities learned of a possible bomb threat at the school.
Members of the Kaplan Police Department and the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office responded after receiving notification. A search found no credible evidence of a threat.
“Officers were deployed along with bomb searching K-9s,” Kaplan Chief of Police Joshua Hardy said. “The children were evacuated to a safe location. The school along with all out buildings were searched and cleared of any threats.”

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Food Drive is this Tuesday in Abbeville

Every year, the Christian Service Center (CSC) participates in the Food Net for Families Food Drive in Acadiana.
The food drive is this Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Super 1 Foods located at 2210 Veterans Memorial Dr. in Abbeville. Volunteers will be collecting donations from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The food collected at Super 1 will go directly to the CSC and provide assistance for anyone in need living in Vermilion Parish.
The Christian Service Center would like to thank all members of the community who have contributed food, time, prayer and monetary donations.

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Erath man Succumbs to Injuries in Iberia Parish Crash

NEW IBERIA – At approximately 3:45 pm on November 28th, 2019, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a single-vehicle crash on US 90 near Ross Road in Iberia Parish. The crash ultimately took the life of 23-year-old Kayleb Leblanc of Erath.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Leblanc was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado westbound on US 90. For unknown reasons, his vehicle ran off the roadway and overturned.

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