The Lafayette Parish School Board has again heaped praise on Superintendent Burnell Lemoine in its latest evaluation of the parish’s top educator.
According to The Daily Advertiser, Lemoine scored a 6.77 out of a possible 8 on the board’s annual evaluation, conducted during an open meeting Wednesday. The score, however, is slightly down from last year’s stellar 7.1. The superlative grade comes on the heels of a successful effort in the state Legislature to beat back a package of school board reforms that, if passed, would have empowered state superintendents at the expense of school boards.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.