Welcome Letter from the Superintendent 2019-20
Lafourche Parish School District
Dear Parents, Students, Employees, Community Members, and Friends of the Lafourche Parish School District,
Welcome to the 2019-20 school year in the Lafourche Parish School System. As usual, summer has gone by quickly and it is time again to focus on school. I am sure everyone’s time over the summer was well spent. The time has come, however, to begin a new year of learning. Each school year begins with the goal to achieve a high level of success and we invite all students and parents to become engaged and involved in school to reach this goal. Take advantage of the opportunities ahead to make this a productive and enjoyable school year. Our teachers are ready to begin working with all of their students and our administrators have planned during the summer to help make this year a success. Our teachers have also prepared during the summer for the new school year as they continue to refine and improve the delivery of instruction. Our support staff members are ready to assist in a variety of ways to help our students. We ask that everyone work hard together to improve student learning. Please remain in contact with your child’s teachers throughout the year to address any questions or concerns you may have. A good line of communication is the best remedy for most situations. After starting with the teacher, if you still have concerns, please contact your school’s principal. As we move forward together, please continue to positively support your child’s education and school. There are events throughout the school year that support academics and extra-curricular activities. We look forward to your participation. Thank you for your support as we strive to provide the best education possible for our children.
Louis Voiron, Jr., Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Lafourche Parish Public Schools Philosophy
Since the public schools of Louisiana are expected to adhere to democratic principles, the philosophy of education for Lafourche Parish must also serve democratic purposes.
Democracy is concerned with the individual’s living as a part of the group. It is based on the principle that man realizes his optimum development by sharing in the larger life of the group. It embraces the thesis of the dignity and of the unique value of each individual personality. It subscribes to Emerson’s dictum that “all men are capable of living by reason.” It resolves the inevitable conflicts that arise between the individual and the group by increasing the scope of their common interests. In a school system which is based on a democratic philosophy of education, the whole problem of meeting individual differences can be solved by answering the following questions:
- What is best for the child concerned?
- What is best for the social group to which the child belongs?
Lafourche Parish Public Schools Mission, Vision and Belief
Lafourche Parish public schools strive to offer exemplary academic, career, co-curricular and extra-curricular programs to develop in all students a strong sense of responsibility, citizenship, and respect for others in a safe and nurturing environment.
Lafourche Parish public schools are committed to helping all students become lifelong learners, realize their full potential, appreciate the relevance of their education, and become empowered for success.
1. Education is the first priority.
2. All children can learn.
3. Open and honest communication builds trust.
4. High expectations must be set for everyone.
5. Efficient and effective fiscal management is imperative.
6. Collaboration with parents and community agencies reduces barriers to learning.
7. Early childhood programs enable students to come to school prepared to learn.
8. Shared decision-making and accountability enhance school effectiveness and increases student achievement.
Lafourche Parish Public Schools
805 East 7th Street
Thibodaux, LA 70301
PO Box 879
Thibodaux, LA 70302
Telephone: (985) 446-5631
FAX: (985) 446-0801