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Dozier Elementary student in Erath allegedly left bomb threat note on bus last week

Students and staff of three Erath schools were evacuated Friday because of a bomb threat note written allegedly by a student from Dozier Elementary, according to Erath Police Chief Anna LaPointe.
On Monday, the Erath police viewed video from the bus where the note was found and determined it was a student under the age of 10-years-old, who allegedly wrote and left the note.
No criminal charges will be filed against the child because the child was under the age of 10, LaPointe said.
She did not release the name of the student because of the age of the student.

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Jerome Puyau will no longer have the superintendent title in front of his name. He will, however, be the new school district's "consultant for the new superintendent" for the next nine months. His salary will be $12,000 a month until September of 2020.

Puyau is no longer superintendent; but will collect a $12,000 a month check from the school district

Superintendent Jerome Puyau era has ended with the Vermilion Parish School Board; however, he will still be employed with the Vermilion Parish School system and will be collecting a $12,000 a month salary for the next nine months.
At Thursday’s meeting, by a vote of 8-0, the school board has agreed to accept an offer ironed out between Puyau’s lawyer and the school board lawyer.
Bob Hammonds, the school board’s attorney, read to the public what the settlement agreement is.

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Superintendent Jerome Puyau tells central office employees that Vermilion Parish now has the second best school district in Louisiana.

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Central Office employees hold up No. 2 to show the new state rankings.

Vermilion Parish School System is now the second best school system in Louisiana

Vermilion Parish School Superintendent Jerome Puyau was almost in tears when he made the big announcement Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Central Office employees gathered outside under the giant oak tree to hear the great news from Puyau.
He told the central office employees and sent out an email to every school employee that the Vermilion Parish School system now the second-best school district in Louisiana.
“This was a team effort,” said Puyau.

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Vermilion Parish Election Results

Vermilion Parish Sheriff

• Mike Couvillon ..........,10,421 (56%)
• Lance Broussard............8,061 (44%)

Vermilion Parish Police Jury

Police Jury District 3
• Brent Landry..................783 (61%)
• Kerry Richard................492 (39 %)

Police Jury District 5
• Wayne Touchet ...................1,030 (82%)
• Barbara Boudreaux Adams..232 (18%)

Police Jury District 6
•Mark Poche.....................1,123 (74%)
• Al Harrington....................395 (26%)

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Mike Couvillon

Couvillon wins Sheriff race in Vermilion Parish

There will be some familiar faces returning to their respective elected positions in Vermilion Parish, with a few new faces as well, after polls closed on Saturday’s election day.
Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon will get a fifth term after a win Saturday against challenger Lance Broussard. Couvillon received ?10,421 votes (56%) Broussard, who served 35 years Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office received 8,061 votes (44%).

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