Walter Pierce

Lafayette council goes back to school

by Walter Pierce

Tuesday's meeting of the Lafayette Consolidated Council will be all about education, as the board is expected to enter into an agreement with the Lafayette Parish School System to create a Joint School Planning Committee. The genesis for the committee came through a proposal made by the Community Coalition and the League of Women Voters. The group will have one representative each appointed by City-Parish President Joey Durel, the LCC, Superintendent Burnell Lemoine, the school board, and by the city councils of Broussard, Carencro, Duson, Scott and Youngsville.

The council will also hear presentations on safe routes to schools, after-school programs, joint use of recreational facilities and other topics related to sharing resources between city-parish government and the school system.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the City-Parish Council Auditorium.