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The 2018 Outstanding School Support Personnel of the Year Awards were announced by Supervisor, Philip Buller, at Wednesday’s Evangeline Parish School Board meeting.

Buller stated, “School support personnel are the most important people in our system, but too often they go unrecognized.”


Nominees from Evangeline Parish schools were in attendance to find out the overall category winners for Elementary, Middle/Jr. High, High School, and District Offices. The winners are as follows:


Elementary: Twyonna Fontenot, Paraprofessional at Ville Platte Elementary.


Middle/Jr. High: Michael Anderson, Custodian at Ville Platte High School.


High School: Cathy Lafleur, Paraprofessional at Ville Platte High School.


District Offices: Mary H. Fontenot, Title I Director’s Secretary at the Media Center Office.


Superintendent, Darwan Lazard presented custom plaques to the winners. Winners/nominees will be recognized at a special luncheon tomorrow.


In other business:



Pine Prairie High School Assistant Principal, Andrew Dwyer, submitted letter of resignation effective August 1, 2018.


Mamou High School Assistant Principal, Brian Brumfield, submitted letter of resignation effective May 30, 2018.


Board approved motion to change the official journal of the School Board from Basile Weekly, to Ville Platte Gazette, effective July 1,2018.


Board approved 2018-19 teacher salary & pay date schedule, presented by CFO Amy Lafleur.


Board approved low price quote from Fontenot’s Siding and Patio Center in the amount of $15,376.00 for fascial repair on main building at Ville Platte Elementary School, using parish-wide maintenance fund.


Board approved low price quote from Demoruelle’s AC & Heating in the amount of $5,507.00 for office/conference room A/C at James Stephens Montessori School using parish-wide maintenance fund.


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