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Jerome Puyau

Puyau answers questions about Landry’s lawsuit appeal

A Vermilion Parish resident had questions that they are hoping someone can answer when it comes to the school board appealing the Louisiana State Attorney Generall Jeff Landry’s lawsuit.
Last week, the three former school board members, along School Board member Chris Gautreaux, filed an appeal to the Third Court of Appeal. They do not agree with Landry’s decision to make what occurred at last year’s January, 2018 school board meeting null and void because the board allegedly violated the Open Meetings Law.

Abbeville City Council hears from public, discusses measure that could help fund raises for employees

It would cost an estimated $1.1 million to give across-the-board raises to all employees in the City of Abbeville.
While a proposed half-cent sales tax would generate around $1.4 million to help fund those raises, some think too much burden would be placed on local businesses to make it happen.

Vermilion Parish School board attorney to resign at end of month

The search is on for a new Vermilion Parish School Board attorney.
On Thursday, school board attorney Kathy Boudreaux turned in her letter of resignation to superintendent Jerome Puyau.
She told Puyau her private attorney business in Lafayette has increased, so she wants to concentrate on her business.
The timing of Boudreaux quitting could not have come at a worse time because the school board and superintendent are involved in litigations.

Dustin Bertrand

Self Driven Man:Bertrand tells story of faith, relying on Father he always had

Dustin Bertrand, a Catholic evangelist of Abbeville, has shared his story with audiences all over Louisiana; a story most-often read or watched on television. The story is of a son and his Father and the problematic details of his life that led him to become a speaker of motivation.
Growing up, Bertrand recalls being different, but not knowing how or why. Comments from schoolmates led him sometimes to wonder.”I didn’t know my race for years; or my father.”
The 29-year-old tells his journey to spread positive messages as well as corroborating with those who need.

Vermilion Parish principals vote to separate schools from project graduation

It looks like Vermilion Parish project graduations may be going in a different direction next year.
On Monday, the parish high school principals voted to do away with project graduations after this school year.
Their vote will be brought up at this month’s school board meeting, and the school board will have the final say on project graduation.

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