ABBEVILLE, La. (KLFY) – As Vermilion Parish heads back to school, Superintendent Jerome Puyau said students and teachers can expect some big changes.
Puyau said looking back at data from last year, the parish has shown tremendous improvements, improvements Puyau hopes to see continue into the new school year.
“We had some great growth at some of our schools. So a lot of changes that are going on across the parish, very good, positive changes. We’re looking to change what they are doing in the classroom, align it with the best practices and let’s move forward as an entire district.”
Puyau said another big change can be expected at two elementary schools.
Last year Eaton Park and Herod Elementary were both Pre-K through fifth grade, but this year the schools will be divided into upper and lower grade levels.
“Eaton Park is now our sister school. They will have the K through second-grade levels and at Herod will have third through fifth grade.”
Herod Elementary Principal Lysonia Robertson sais the swap has been hectic.
“It’s a busy time right now so there is a lot going on to prepare for them coming on Friday.”
Robertson said although there will be some adjusting, she is looking forward to the new year.
“I want everyone to stay positive and see this as an opportunity for growth, but be ready for the challenge.”
Students in Vermilion Parish head back to school Friday.