LSU Eunice opened a nursing school at Lafayette General Southwest and today, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to commemorate the expansion of their nursing program. 

The Lafayette Parish Public Education Stakeholders Council announced Monday its full support of a half-cent, 10-year sales tax proposal.

The tax would generate about $194 million to replace 248 temporary classrooms at 12 schools in the parish.

Education stakeholders in Lafayette Parish are endorsing the half-cent sales tax proposal to fund new permanent buildings on school campuses.

The tax will be on the April 29 ballot.

If passed, it would raise an estimated 194 million dollars for school upgrades around the parish.

"This is a major endorsement for our tax and we are very appreciative that LAPESC understands that one of the things we have to do is address facilities," said Dr. Donald Aguillard, Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent. "So we think this the right approach."

LAFAYETTE, La (KLFY) – More organizations are showing support for the half-cent sales tax measure proposed by the Lafayette Parish School System.

Just last week, the Broussard City Council passed a resolution in support of the school system’s proposed tax measure and now the Lafayette Public Education Stakeholders Council (LaPESC) is also showing their support.

“We are proud to support this initiative and we would ask that the voters of Lafayette consider supporting this initiative on April 29,” said LaPESC member, Anita Begnaud.

Great things are happening in schools across Acadiana. Eight of the nine public school districts in the nine-parish One Acadiana region saw improvements in the District Performance Score this past year. Vermilion Parish is now an "A" school district, and several other Acadiana districts are well on their way to "A" status, including the Lafayette Parish School System (LPSS). 

Mozilla, the National Science Foundation, and U.S. Ignite announce $300,000 in grants for gigabit internet projects in Eugene, OR and Lafayette, LA At Mozilla, we believe in a networked approach — leveraging the power of diverse people, pooled expertise and shared values.

This year "Driven to Give is on Saturday, April 8th - and if we can get 500 people into test drive a Lincoln, they will get a FREE gift & get a chance to be entered to win $5,000 & Impact Acadiana gets $20 for 20 minutes of their time!

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LACASSINE — Jeff Davis Parish economic development officials are hoping two development-ready sites off U.S. 90 in Lacassine will attract industrial and manufacturing businesses to the area.

The two sites — T .O. Allen Industrial Park North and T.O. Allen Industrial Park South, totaling 704 acres — were declared certified sites under a Louisiana Economic Development program Friday during a joint news conference with One Acadiana and the Jeff Davis Parish Economic Development Office.

Kenny Maggard has been named Acadiana Market President for Capital One.

According to a press release from the bank, Maggard will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of a community strategy in Lafayette and other parts of Acadiana. He will continue to serve as senior vice president and commercial banking relationship manager for the Acadiana region and Lake Charles.

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Click the play button above to watch a recording of the LOGA Gubernatorial Forum moderated by One Acadiana President & CEO Jason El Koubi. The Forum was held March 13, 2015 in Lake Charles.

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