Lafayette, La. (KADN) — LaPESC or the Lafayette Parish Public Education Stakeholders Council has setup an online survey that allows parish residents to let the school board know what they think. The survey is part of LaPESC's "Project Invovle". The project's main goal is to have Lafayette Parish residents "assess how governance [in the school board] is delivering on the promise of a quality education for each child".
The survey will be viewed by school board members at every meeting. Pat Cooper, superintendent of the Lafayette Parish School System, welcomes the survey. LaPESC or the Lafayette Parish Public Education Stakeholders Council "is a coalition of independent education stakeholder groups with a common commitment to improve overall academic achievement".
The group includes such organizations as the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, United Way of Acadiana, and the Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation to name a few.
The survey comes on the heels of controversy within the school board with another investigation of Dr. Cooper as he and certain members of the school board continue to scuffle over ideological and personnel issues. Check out the survey here: http://www.lapesc.com/community-survey-project-involve.html