How will you use your position of influence to improve our schools?

Nancy Marcotte
Nancy Marcotte
Candidate for Mayor-President

Lafayette has suffered from a failure of leadership in our schools. We need less of a top down approach and instead return to having principals and teachers making decisions in the classroom. We need less central office involvement and definitely less state involvement. We need to drive parent engagement and we need to empower teachers to enforce discipline standards in the classroom. We need to get back in the practice of letting teachers teach.

Josh Guillory
Josh Guillory
Candidate for Mayor-President

While education may not be a direct function of the office I am seeking, I see the value of increasing the partnership across entities within our parish, such as the school board. Having a well-educated workforce and community will help sustain long-term economic growth and improve quality of life for our citizens. I will use my position as Mayor-President to advocate for more independent school boards within our parish. Zachary, LA is a great example of how an independent school district within a parish can maximize results for its students. I strongly believe that the more local a government body is, the more efficient, accountable, and productive that governmental body can be.

Carlee Alm-LaBar
Carlee Alm-LaBar
Candidate for Mayor-President

As a former teacher, I recognize the importance of community leaders (and specifically the Mayor-President) who are willing to advocate for the school system. One of the first things I did when I began campaigning full time was to request a meeting with our interim superintendent, Irma Trosclair. In that meeting, I committed that as the Mayor-President, I would support her efforts to improve our school system. Our school system is building the next generation of our community’s workforce. While the Mayor-President does not have direct authority over our school system, the Mayor-President can work with the school system on shared community goals and priorities.

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Simone Champagne

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