Welcome Letter from the Superintendent 2018-19

 

    

Lafourche Parish School District

 

 

Dear Parents, Students, Employees, Community Members, and Friends of the Lafourche Parish School District,

The New Year has arrived and marks the beginning of the second semester of the 2018-19 school year.  As your new Superintendent, I am proud to serve with and for all of you as we engage students in learning opportunities that promote our goal for all students to be college or career ready. 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas season and that your New Year brings good health and success in all of your resolutions and endeavors.  Our teachers, administrators and support staff throughout the district are ready to welcome our students back to school for what promises to be a busy and productive semester.

All are encouraged to partner with our schools as we strive to provide the best educational opportunities available.  Please support our schools in any way possible.  Working as a team can only enhance our students’ lives and their educational experiences.

Have a WONDERFUL rest of the school year and remember, shop local when possible to support our parish economy and our educational system.

 

Thanks for your support for our district,

 

Louis Voiron, Jr., Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Address

Lafourche Parish Public Schools

Street address:
805 East 7th Street
Thibodaux, LA  70301

Mailing address:
PO Box 879
Thibodaux, LA  70302

Telephone: (985) 446-5631
FAX: (985) 446-0801

 

Map of all school locations

 

Basic Information

Located in South Louisiana, Lafourche (pronounced la-FOOSH) Parish Public Schools serve about 15,000 students in 30 schools, with approximately 2,300 employees.

Lafourche Parish, southwest of New Orleans along the banks of Bayou Lafourche, is a part of Acadiana, or French Louisiana, home of the Cajun people. The Cajuns trace their ancestry to the French-speaking Acadians who migrated from Acadie (now Nova Scotia) in the mid-18th century. Bayou Lafourche, and therefore the parish, get their names from the Cajun French "La Fourche" meaning "fork" used to describe how the bayou was once a descending fork of the Mississippi River.

CAJUN ('ka:-j@n), n. A person born or living along the bayous, marshes and prairies of south Louisiana; devoted to gumbo, etouffee, fricass, sauce piquante, jambalaya, and crawfish; dedicated to the fais-do-do, Cajun French music, hard work and letting the good times roll (laissez les bons temps rouler!).

Lafourche Parish spans about 1,000 square miles of area and has an estimated population of 88,000. Major industries include seafood production, offshore oil and gas drilling and services, shipbuilding and repair, and sugar cane farming and milling. Thibodaux, the parish seat, has an estimated population of 15,000 and is home to Nicholls State University.