Parents react to the over capacity issue of LHS

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)– On Tuesday, the Lafayette Parish School Board took questions from the public on what to do with Lafayette High School, which is over capacity.  The LPSS Joint Committee of Facilities and Finance meet to talk about enrollment numbers and options.  The public was invited to speak.

“We are moving away and my daughter is in the Medical Academy. So, I guess it’s okay to do.”

“My daughter is in two academies and they are considering moving one of the academies. We are fortunate because whatever academy is not moved, she still has an option to remain at LHS.”

One recommendation on the agenda was to get on the proposal to regulate enrollment by reducing the number of students taken into the Academy of Health Careers and Performing arts.

Another concept is to re-draw the attendance zone for Lafayette High to about 900 in-zone students to help reduce enrollment solely through zone modifying.  Plus, what about designating LHS – Magnet School Status with a limited residential attendance zone?

“I think they should keep it in the zone.  People move to different zones for that particular reason.”

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