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  • With future in question, chief mum about decision Play Video

    December 4, 2014 10:52 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city's police chief left city hall without saying a word following the Denham Springs Civil Service Commission's decision to hold disciplinary hearings targeting the chief and a department captain. The pair could possibly lose their jobs once they face the commission, which is investigating allegations... more »
  • Former congressman named to LSU governing board

    August 15, 2014 3:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has tapped a former congressman who gave him one of his first jobs to be the newest member of the LSU Board of Supervisors. Jindal's office announced Thursday that the Republican governor has appointed Jim McCrery, of Shreveport, to the 16-member governing board. McCrery... more »
  • 2-year colleges could see a spike in tuition this fall

    June 12, 2014 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's community and technical colleges could start charging more for tuition and fees this fall. The Board of Supervisors for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System approved a measure on Wednesday to allow colleges the ability to raise their tuition up to 10 percent. The... more »
  • Board, BRAC at odds over legislation dealing with principal powers

    May 15, 2014 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Public school system leaders denounced a legislative plan to give more power to principals and slash the power of school boards. The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board approved a resolution opposing Senate Bill 636. Two board members, David Tatman and Barbara Freiberg, abstained. Essentially, the bill... more »
  • NCAA board endorses more power for big schools

    April 24, 2014 2:58 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS- The NCAA's board of directors endorsed a proposal Thursday giving schools in the five largest football conferences more autonomy and more voting power in changing rules within the organization. The changes would allow the wealthiest schools to adopt some legislation on their own, including provisions for money beyond what... more »
  • Breakaway argument over fire board

    February 26, 2014 11:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In what some called a battle to change the dynamics of the push to create the City of St. George, the Baton Rouge Metro Council was to decide on changing three members of the St. George Fire Board but failed to get enough support to make drastic adjustments... more »
  • Spending rises for LA boards

    December 23, 2013 10:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's effort to limit the costs of Louisiana's governing boards and commissions hasn't trimmed their spending. A report released Monday by the Legislative Auditor's office shows Louisiana has nearly the same number of boards and commissions as when Jindal took office in 2008. Their spending... more »
  • LSU Board of Supervisors approves ticket price increase Play Video

    December 13, 2013 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU Board of Supervisors has decided to boost ticket prices for athletic events at the university. These include a ticket price hike for the 2014 football season and 2015 baseball season. There's no word on exactly how much they will increase, but the changes are... more »
  • Retired state workers could see bigger checks

    December 9, 2013 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Retired state workers could see an increase in their pension checks for the first time in five years. The four statewide retirement boards are preparing to ask the legislature to approve a cost of living increase for tens of thousands of retirees over the age of... more »
  • Board hopefuls will be asked about felony pasts

    November 13, 2013 12:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- People who apply to be a member of the board of directors for Capital Area Transit System will now be asked about their criminal history, or if they have one. The search committee will ask people if they have a record since background checks are not performed... more »
  • CATS board candidate has criminal conviction

    October 23, 2013 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- At least one city leader is raising a red flag about a candidate for an available seat on the board of directors of the bus system here. William Johnson pleaded guilty to felony attempted theft and conspiracy to commit fraud related to donations to DARE programs in... more »
  • CATS gets a new board member

    October 9, 2013 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council approved Ben Miller to fill a vacant seat on the Capital Area Transit System. Miller replaces former board president Isaiah Marshall. The vote to fill Montrell McCaleb's seat is deferred for two weeks. Metro Council members were deadlocked on two candidates after three... more »
  • Judge rules IG can investigate N.O. School Board.

    September 25, 2013 11:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The inspector general for the city of New Orleans can investigate the Orleans Parish School Board. State District Court Judge Christopher Bruno made the ruling that was released today. The School Board was denied a request to throw out a subpoena of the board's financial... more »
  • CATS board member Ryan Heck resigns

    September 10, 2013 1:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Another member of the Capital Area Transit System's board resigned down today, but said he'll continue to serve until a replacement for his position is found. Ryan Heck submitted his resignation Tuesday, and told News 2 it is effective Oct. 1. However, Heck said he... more »
  • Honore backs lawsuit against oil companies

    September 9, 2013 3:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army general who won acclaim for helping restore order in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina is backing a flood control board's lawsuit against oil and gas companies. Retired Lt. Gen. Russell Honore endorses the lawsuit in a full-page advertisement in Monday editions of The Advocate newspaper.... more »
  • Raises to be considered for Southern System employees

    September 5, 2013 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of employees in the Southern University System may soon get raises. On Friday, the Southern Board of Supervisors will consider across the board salary increases for faculty and staff at Southern's Law School, Ag Center and New Orleans campus. The raises will be up... more »
  • Plan to buy former GM plant approved in Caddo

    August 23, 2013 11:57 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish's Industrial Development Board is set to become the new owners of the former Shreveport General Motors assembly plant. The Times reports parish commissioners voted 11-1 Thursday to allocate $7.5 million in parish funds to purchase the facility, land and mineral rights of the 529-acre property. The... more »
  • Loftus resigns from CATS board in heated letter

    August 22, 2013 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Entrepreneur Jared Loftus stepped down today from the Capital Area Transit System board, calling the board corrupt and unwilling to work for the betterment of the system. Loftus accused other board members of beind closed-minded, inept, and unethical in his resignation, and said he'd witnessed criminal... more »
  • CATS under investigation by federal agency Play Video

    August 21, 2013 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge bus system CATS, is under fire for chartering its vehicles for use by employees, breaking federal rules, as we told you exclusively last night on NEWS 2 at 10. The Federal Transit Administration is now investigating CATS. Tuesday, interim CEO Bob Mirabito alerted... more »
  • Ethics: Former Kenner mayor must pay late fee

    August 19, 2013 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Ethics Board says former Kenner Mayor Phil Capitano must pay for the late filing of a campaign finance report. The board, according to The Times-Picayune, declined Friday to waive the fee and Capitano owes $600. Capitano, who lost a race to Mike Yenni in 2010,... more »
  • Oil & gas suit likely topic at flood board meeting

    August 15, 2013 10:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Supporters of a southeast Louisiana flood control board's lawsuit against oil and gas companies greeted the board with enthusiastic applause as its monthly meeting was gaveled to order. More than a dozen stood and applauded at Thursday's opening of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, which oversees... more »
  • Leaders: if you're on CATS board, know what you are doing

    August 14, 2013 10:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders now require leaders overseeing the Capital Area Transit System to know something about public transit. The metro council approved setting tougher standards for members of the CATS board, which has been under fire for its handling of recent scandals. Accountants found irregularities in bus... more »
  • Board to consider strategic plan for schools

    August 11, 2013 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is considering a set of recommendations broadly aimed at lifting performance. The Advocate reports the 21-page strategic plan is expected to create controversy. It suggests giving principals more say in hiring teachers and more control of their school budgets. The... more »
  • CATS CEO promises transparency after resignations

    July 26, 2013 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The CEO of Baton Rouge's embattled transit system said today he hopes things will move forward after the recent resignation of CATS board chair Isaiah Marshall. Marshall resigned last night amid concerns about thousands of dollars missing from the bus system and accusations another board member,... more »
  • Jindal demands flood board drop coastal lawsuit

    July 24, 2013 5:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says a lawsuit filed by a flood protection board against dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies is a "trial lawyer windfall." The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East filed the suit in state court in New Orleans Wednesday. The lawsuit says oil and... more »
  • State ethics board vice-chairman resigns

    July 24, 2013 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a vacancy on the Louisiana Board of Ethics. Vice Chairman Scott Schneider has resigned from the 11-member board, without providing a reason for stepping down. In his July 3 letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal, Schneider called his time on the board "a wonderful experience." The Times-Picayune... more »
  • News 2 Investigators: other cities don't have trouble with their bus system Play Video

    July 23, 2013 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The scandal that has the Capital Area Transit System searching for missing money keeps rolling along. "We've had these reconciling differences since we had the fareboxes," CATS CFO Gary Owens said. What he calls 'reconciling differences' adds up to more than $100,000 missing over a three-and-a-half... more »
  • St. Helena school district adopts disaster plan

    July 12, 2013 9:48 AM

    GREENSBURG - The St. Helena Parish School Board has approved a disaster operations plan for the parish's school district in case of any future major emergencies or disasters. The six-page document outlines a plan that can be used for inclement weather, fires, hazardous materials incidents, terrorist threats and "other potential... more »
  • Ascension board projects budget surplus

    June 22, 2013 11:17 AM

    GONZALES, La. - The Ascension Parish school district expects to achieve a budget surplus for the second consecutive year. The Advocate reports the School Board has approved a 2013-14 budget that projects $201 million in general fund revenue, an increase of nearly $7 million from last year. The anticipated general... more »
  • BESE to review student data storage and sharing

    June 19, 2013 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's top education board is reviewing how the state education department stores and shares public school student data. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education agreed Wednesday to create a task force looking at the issue after concerns were raised about a state data-sharing agreement with an... more »
  • Seafood board oversight shifted to lt. governor

    June 19, 2013 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne has received new responsibilities from state lawmakers, giving him oversight of a board that promotes Louisiana seafood. Dardenne spoke to the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board on Wednesday about the change. While Dardenne said he didn't seek the new responsibility, he said... more »
  • East Baton Rouge school board to tackle budget

    June 19, 2013 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is scheduled Thursday to approve its annual operating budget, but board members remain divided on some of Superintendent Bernard Taylor's proposed spending and cutting plans. The School Board is debating a proposed $426.6 million budget that includes $6.2 million worth... more »
  • BESE to consider funds for 'Course Choice' program

    June 18, 2013 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state education board is being asked to allocate $2 million for a pilot program to expand online high school course offerings to public school students. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education considers Tuesday the funding plan for the "Course Choice" program to begin in the... more »
  • 2004 conviction costs St. Landry school board member seat

    June 11, 2013 3:04 PM

    OPELOUSAS- A state district judge has ordered St. Landry Parish School Board member Quincy Richard (Ree-shard) to vacate his long-held seat. Judge James Doherty agreed with District Attorney Earl Taylor that Richard was ineligible to hold public office in 2006 when he was elected to the School Board. Richard pleaded... more »
  • Wrestling, 7 other sports take case to IOC

    May 29, 2013 9:47 AM

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Wrestling and seven others sports are making their case to be included in the 2020 Olympics. Three months after being dropped from the 2020 program, wrestling has a chance on Wednesday to take a big step toward keeping its Olympic status. Wrestling body FILA... more »
  • LSU board votes to appeal public records ruling

    May 28, 2013 2:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU Board of Supervisors has voted to appeal a judge's ruling that requires the university system to turn over names of three dozen candidates considered during it presidential search. The board's lawyer recommended the appeal, and board members agreed Tuesday without objection. LSU has refused to release... more »
  • Ethics board okays role of LSU Board of Supervisors member

    May 20, 2013 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's ethics board says an LSU Board of Supervisors member can serve on the governing board and also lead a private group that wants to take over operation of LSU's Shreveport hospital. The Board of Ethics signed off an advisory opinion clearing the way for Dr. John... more »
  • GOP boycotts health care advisory board

    May 9, 2013 3:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - The battle over President Barack Obama's health care law continues to play out today -- with congressional Republicans saying they won't nominate candidates for an advisory board that's supposed to play a role in holding down Medicare costs. The board would have the power to force payment cuts... more »
  • Video: School bus fight has driver in trouble Play Video

    May 6, 2013 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A video obtained by News 2 shows two teen girls fighting while the rest of the students watched, and the bus driver did nothing. The parents of one of the girls is outraged and said in an email, "I am furious and concerned that our children... more »
  • Cubs chairman makes case for huge board at Wrigley

    May 1, 2013 10:02 AM

    CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts says the team needs to install a 6,000 square foot video board at Wrigley Field because it would bring in much needed revenue. Addressing the City Club of Chicago Wednesday, Ricketts said the Cubs could be making $20 million a year more in... more »
  • Higher education boards closer to increasing tuition Play Video

    April 30, 2013 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State colleges and universities are one step closer to setting their own tuition rates without having to go to the legislature for approval. House Bill 194 would allow higher education boards to raise their tuition without permission of the legislature passed 13 to 4 out of the... more »
  • School board makes campus switch, no decision on school days

    April 22, 2013 9:36 PM

    CLINTON- Students at some schools in East Feliciana Parish will attend different schools next school year. Monday, the school board voted to swap locations for the high school and middle school. The high school campus will move to Clinton and the middle school will move to Jackson. A judge... more »
  • LSU Board Oks hospital agreements

    April 17, 2013 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Board of Supervisors has approved an agreement that would allow private companies to manage and operate public hospitals in New Orleans and Lafayette. The Advocate reports the "cooperative endeavor agreements" approved Wednesday call for the changes to begin June 24, a week before the end... more »
  • Report issued on helicopter crash

    April 16, 2013 11:59 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - A preliminary report issued by the National Transportation and Safety Board finds the two tail rotors were missing from a helicopter that crashed near the Calcasieu/Cameron Parish line in March. The American Press reports three people were killed when the Era helicopter went down while on a... more »
  • Student newspaper editor sues LSU governing board

    April 1, 2013 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The editor of LSU's student newspaper is suing the university system's Board of Supervisors for refusing to provide information about the candidates considered to be LSU president. Andrea Gallo, editor of The Daily Reveille, filed her lawsuit Monday. The Board of Supervisors hired F. King Alexander last... more »
  • Security upgrades coming to Pointe Coupee schools

    March 28, 2013 8:55 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office has submitted a school crisis response plan to the school board outlining new security recommendations to better protect the district's five campuses. Sheriff Bud Torres also handed the board a proposal on Wednesday to spend about $120,000 a year to hire... more »
  • Small jet crash kills 5 in eastern Georgia

    February 21, 2013 8:55 AM

    THOMSON, Ga.- The National Transportation Safety Board says in a statement that a small jet "overran" a runway during its landing and crashed into a wooded area in eastern Georgia. Authorities say five people died in the crash shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday and two others were taken to a... more »
  • Monopoly to get new lineup of tokens

    February 6, 2013 6:35 AM

    PAWTUCKET, R.I. - The classic Monopoly game is set for its most significant change in decades after fans voted to add a new token to replace the shoe, wheelbarrow or iron after they received the least support in an online contest. Toy maker Hasbro Inc. will announce the new token... more »
  • Miles gets pay raise

    February 1, 2013 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU Board of Supervisors signed-off on a pay raise for the school's head football coach, Les Miles. Sports 2 Director Michael Cauble Tweeted that there were "no questions, no opposition" to the increase. Miles received a $549,000 annual pay raise. The change bumps his salary... more »
  • CATS members blast management

    February 1, 2013 6:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The parish bus system's governing board began a series of meetings Thursday to discuss how to move the system forward following a recent report that recommended replacing CATS' top managers with contracted employees from a transit management firm. The Advocate reports some members of the Capital Area... more »
  • Board to decide on Les Miles contract extension

    January 24, 2013 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A pay increase and extension for LSU head football coach Les Miles' contract will go before the Board of Supervisors on Feb. 1, according to the university. LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said the amendment to the contract was agreed upon in December, increasing his annual... more »
  • 2 BESE appointees leaving the board this month

    January 18, 2013 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two of Gov. Bobby Jindal's appointees to the state's top school board are leaving the positions, and the governor has tapped his former chief of staff to fill one of the vacant spots. Penny Dastugue of Covington and John Bennett of Port Allen announced Friday that they... more »
  • WBR school board to discuss security tonight

    January 14, 2013 10:53 AM

    PORT ALLEN - School administrators in West Baton Rouge will meet with law enforcement tonight to discuss school security in the parish. Tonight's committee meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the school board office in Port Allen. The committee will primarily decide if the topic warrants further... more »
  • 2 armed men carjack Sewerage & Water Board truck

    January 3, 2013 3:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are looking for two men who carjacked a Sewerage and Water Board truck. Police say the men demanded the keys at gunpoint about noon Thursday from three sewerage board employees who were working in the back of the truck. Nobody was hurt. The truck... more »
  • Natchitoches School Board says no to new charter

    January 3, 2013 9:16 AM

    NATCHITOCHES - The Natchitoches Parish School Board has denied an application for a new charter school. The school was to serve at-risk middle school students. But the application was deemed inadequate by Kimberly Williams of the Baton Rouge consulting firm New Millennium Education. The board had hired the firm... more »
  • School security to be scrutinized in West B.R.

    December 22, 2012 10:57 AM

    PORT ALLEN - The West Baton Rouge Parish School Board will take up in-depth discussion of school security in January. The Advocate reports the goal is to improve security measures at public schools in the parish. School security has become a hot-button issue nationwide after shootings at an... more »
  • NTSB: Require ignition locks for all drunk drivers

    December 11, 2012 10:41 AM

    WASHINGTON - A federal safety board is recommending that all states require ignition interlock devices for convicted drunk drivers, including first-time offenders. The five-member National Transportation Safety Board said the devices are currently the best available solution to reducing drunk driving deaths, which account for about a third of the... more »
  • LSU board repeats vote on controversial job merger

    December 7, 2012 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's governing board has re-approved its plans to merge the jobs of university system president and flagship campus chancellor. The Board of Supervisors unanimously backed the idea Friday in its second vote on the issue. The latest vote was designed to address concerns from the attorney general's... more »
  • LSU board redoing vote on controversial job merger

    December 7, 2012 10:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's governing board is re-voting on its plans to merge the jobs of university system president and flagship campus chancellor. The Board of Supervisors will reconsider the idea Friday. The latest vote is designed to address concerns from the attorney general's office that the October decision was... more »
  • Dinvaut new chair of SU board

    November 23, 2012 2:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Bridget Dinvaut has been elected chairwoman of the Southern University Board of Supervisors. Dinvaut was elected Friday during the board's meeting in New Orleans. Patrick Bell of Thibodaux was elected vice chairman. Dinvaut is an honors graduate of the Southern University Law Center and an assistant district... more »
  • Labor board still investigating Walmart dispute

    November 20, 2012 5:19 PM

    NEW YORK - Federal labor officials say they haven't decided whether to support a request by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to stop a union-backed group from encouraging worker walk-outs that are expected to culminate Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. The world's largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Ark.,... more »
  • LSU board to redo vote on merger after criticism

    November 15, 2012 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The attorney general's office says it has "serious concerns" that LSU's governing board may have violated the open meetings law with its October vote to merge the positions of system president and chancellor of the flagship campus. The Board of Supervisors announced Thursday that it will revote... more »
  • What to do with Lee High School

    November 1, 2012 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board will meet tonight to discuss Lee High School's future. The school board plans to rebuild the school, but where to locate the school is the problem. Some want to rebuild the school in it's current location, while others want... more »
  • LSU Board Oks new top position

    October 26, 2012 10:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE(AP) - The LSU Board of Supervisors has approved the merger of the positions of president of the LSU System and chancellor of the Baton Rouge campus into a single position. Friday's unanimous vote created the new position, "President of LSU." Board chairman Hank Danos says the vote is... more »
  • Livingston board to vote on new superintendent

    October 26, 2012 8:09 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish School Board, sitting as a committee of the whole, has recommended Assistant Superintendent John Watson for the superintendent post following the retirement of Superintendent Bill Spear. The full school board will vote on the recommendation Nov. 8. Watson was one of three candidates... more »
  • Term limits for school board members on ballot

    October 15, 2012 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - After years of off and on debates, voters in most school districts will decide on Nov. 6 whether to limit local school board members to 12 consecutive years of service. The only exceptions are Lafayette and Jefferson parishes. Under the ballot measure, voters of each... more »
  • E. Feliciana school board panel votes for layoffs

    October 11, 2012 10:20 AM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana School Board's Finance Committee has voted to support laying off enough school employees to offset a looming deficit resulting from a drop in enrollment. The recommendation to begin the layoffs effective Oct. 31 goes to the full board for consideration at a special meeting Tuesday.... more »
  • St. Helena to vote on tax measure for schools

    October 8, 2012 2:54 PM

    GREENSBURG - The St. Helena School Board will ask parish voters Nov. 6 to consider a scaled-back version of prior tax proposals in support of parish schools. The school board is seeking a 10-year, 16.4-mill property tax for school employee pay raises and an $8 million bond issue, backed... more »
  • Ethics board hears appeals for fines Play Video

    September 21, 2012 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state ethics board denied several lawmakers' appeals to have ethics fines against them waived today. The fines in dispute ranged from a few hundred dollars to $8,000, and mostly dealt with campaign finance reports which were filed late or improperly. State Senator Elbert Guillory,... more »
  • Tangipahoa board delays altering deseg plans

    September 19, 2012 7:14 AM

    AMITE - The Tangipahoa Parish School Board has effectively killed a proposed timetable for considering revisions to the district's desegregation plan by voting to delay the discussion until the next meeting. Board member Brett Duncan has questioned the need to build $54.5 million worth of new schools, as specified... more »
  • Official questions school construction

    September 18, 2012 9:01 AM

    AMITE - A Tangipahoa Parish School Board member is questioning whether the school system needs to spend $54.5 million to build three new schools to reach the district's desegregation goals. Board member Brett Duncan says he plans to offer a resolution Tuesday that would outline a process and a... more »
  • Construction projects planned for 6 EBR schools

    September 13, 2012 8:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A series of improvement projects are scheduled to take place at six schools across East Baton Rouge Parish. School board members approved the plans Wednesday night during a "committee of the whole" meeting. The schools scheduled for construction work are Belfair, Bernard Terrace, Greenbrier and... more »
  • LSU looking for private health care partnerships

    September 7, 2012 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Board of Supervisors is poised to start a search for private investors and health care companies who might be interested in running some of the university's hospitals, as the Jindal administration pushes for governance changes. The board on Friday is considering a proposal to solicit... more »
  • Livingston predicts deficit for school system

    August 22, 2012 10:48 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Increases in sales tax revenue and state funding based on student enrollment will not be enough to keep the Livingston Parish school system's 2012-13 budget from running a deficit. That's according to a draft presented to School Board members Tuesday. The Advocate reports the School Board's Budget/Goals Committee... more »
  • UL System board approves budget

    August 22, 2012 9:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors has approved a $762 million budget that represents a $38 million cut from last year's sum. The nine-campus UL System is Louisiana's biggest state-run network of higher education. The budget for the fiscal year that started July... more »
  • East Baton Rouge School Board rolls forward tax

    August 17, 2012 7:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board voted 8-3 to "roll forward" a property tax millage for the 2012 tax year, a move that could raise as much as $3.7 million more for the system's budget. Superintendent Bernard Taylor Jr. said the extra money is needed... more »
  • West Baton Rouge Parish looks at expanding school

    August 16, 2012 7:47 AM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge Parish School Superintendent David Corona has received permission from the school board to seek architects' proposals for a possible expansion at Brusly Elementary School. Corona told the board Wednesday he also plans to ask architects to draw a "footprint" for a new high... more »
  • State Board meets to discuss DWI Tracking System Play Video

    August 7, 2012 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Integrated Criminal Justice Information System Board stopped short of discussing an impaired driver tracking system, even though it was clearly listed on the board's agenda today. The board made up of leaders from across the state hasn't met since 2004. The meeting started with an... more »
  • Ethics board postpones decision on Orange-Jones

    July 20, 2012 2:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state ethics board has deferred a decision on whether state Board Elementary and Secondary Education member Kira Orange-Jones can keep her elected seat and her job as executive director of the New Orleans branch of Teach for America. Alainna Giacone, spokeswoman for the ethics board, said Friday... more »
  • NBA approves new uniforms, replay changes

    July 20, 2012 10:14 AM

    LAS VEGAS - The NBA Board of Governors approved a new look for uniforms and a couple of changes in the use of video replay. Commissioner David Stern met with the media Thursday after the Board of Governors held their annual summer meeting. He said the league is... more »
  • Orleans Parish School Board to lay off 21

    July 13, 2012 9:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Parish School Board plans to lay off nearly two dozen employees, largely because of a drop in federal funding for low-income students and those with special needs. The list of staff losing their jobs includes four teachers. Interim Superintendent Stan Smith, who has... more »
  • Citizens board agrees to 10 percent rate cut

    June 29, 2012 5:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The board governing Louisiana's property insurer of last resort has agreed to drop rates by 10 percent across a dozen south Louisiana parishes, with the rate cut retroactive to June 7, when the reduction was signed into law. The $16 million annual rate cut is for... more »
  • Citizens board agrees to 10 percent rate cut

    June 28, 2012 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The board governing Louisiana's property insurer of last resort has agreed to drop rates by 10 percent across a dozen south Louisiana parishes, with the rate cut retroactive to June 7, when the reduction was signed into law. The $16 million annual rate cut is for customers... more »
  • East Feliciana school reorganization plan on agenda

    June 19, 2012 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Feliciana School Board is scheduled to vote tonight on several big issues. One involves restructuring the district's central office. New Superintendent Henderson Lewis, Junior, officially takes over July 1st. He told a Finance Committee he wants to hire a chief financial officer for the district.... more »
  • EBR school board approves 2 hires

    June 14, 2012 7:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has unanimously approved initial reorganization plans of its incoming superintendent, including the hiring of two new top administrators. Bernard Taylor, who was selected in March and whose first official day isn't until Monday, persuaded the board on June 7 to... more »
  • Iberville School board approves 4 new jobs

    June 13, 2012 6:57 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish School Board decided to create four new positions that will give the district a supervisor of technology and three new program directors at its two Math, Science and Arts academies. The board was divided during Monday's meeting on whether or not to approve the proposal.... more »
  • Monroe school board to meet about charter schools

    May 27, 2012 11:50 AM

    MONROE - The Monroe City School Board has scheduled a special meeting Tuesday to consider a proposal to change Neville High School to a charter school and one for a proposed new arts and performance charter school for at-risk youth. Charters have a June 1 deadline to file a letter... more »
  • CSU board votes to appoint LSU's Martin

    May 25, 2012 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Colorado State University's Board of Governors voted unanimously today to appoint LSU Chancellor Michael Martin as their school's next chancellor. Kyle Henley with CSU Public Relations confirmed the action this afternoon, and said Martin and Board of Governors Chairman Joe Zimlich would speak to reporters on... more »
  • Pointe Coupee board lays groundwork for layoffs

    May 18, 2012 8:22 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board has unanimously decided to post a reduction in force notice to district employees in the event that layoffs may be necessary to balance the 2012-13 fiscal year budget. But Superintendent Linda D'Amico said the board's action was simply a "just in... more »
  • Minerals board asks for investigation into Long-era deal Play Video

    May 9, 2012 6:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state may take the first steps to investigate payouts from a questionable mineral rights deal dating back to Huey Long's days at the Capitol. "This was the greatest scheme that has ever happened in the history of Louisiana," said Keith Cressionnie, who has spent 30... more »
  • Tangipahoa looks for ways to cut school budget

    May 1, 2012 7:48 AM

    AMITE - Superintendent Mark Kolwe says the Tangipahoa Parish School Board must cut more than $8 million from the 2012-2013 budget, but employee furloughs are off the table. Kolwe says other measures, such as increasing class sizes, reducing salaries for starting teachers or dipping below a board-mandated minimum balance in... more »
  • Board votes to fire LSU System president Play Video

    April 27, 2012 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU System Board of Supervisors voted this afternoon to fire President John Lombardi. The vote was 12-4 in favor of removing Lombardi. The board named former system president Bill Jenkins as interim president as they begin a national search for Lombardi's replacement. Lombardi was... more »
  • New travel rules delayed in East Baton Rouge

    April 19, 2012 7:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has delayed a vote on a proposal to change its travel rules so all employees get a flat daily per diem for meals rather than having to submit original receipts. A couple of board members did not like a... more »
  • Tiger Stadium expansion plans move forward

    April 18, 2012 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva says a proposal to expand Tiger Stadium will be heard by the LSU Board of Supervisors on April 27. About 60 suites and approximately 3,000 club seats have been proposed above the existing south end zone seats in Tiger Stadium. The... more »

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