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).
In fact, LPSS saw its strongest academic gains since the State introduced the District Performance Score system in 2001. This growth can be attributed to a steady, positive working relationship among the Lafayette Parish School Board.
This February, the School Board voted unanimously to call an election, to be held on April 29, for a 10-year, 1/2-cent sales tax dedicated to specific school facility improvements. The proposal would remove and replace 59% of the district's temporary classrooms and is intended as phase 1 of a more comprehensive facilities solution.