Forums to explore law debated by Cooper, board

Forums to explore law debated by Cooper, board

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LAFAYETTE — A law enacted in July 2012 that has been the crux of much debate between the Lafayette Parish School Board and School Superintendent Pat Cooper will be the topic of two upcoming forums. Cooper has scheduled a Jan. 11 workshop for school employees on the law, known as Act 1, to explore how it changes board governance and staff management. The League of Women Voters of Lafayette will hold its public forum on the law on Jan.

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Forum members say law is complicated

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LAFAYETTE — The upcoming legislative session could be a chance for lawmakers to clear up confusion created by a 2012 law that has confounded school districts as it bounces through legal challenges, said educators who discussed the law, known as Act 1, during a forum Tuesday in Lafayette. Act 1 changed several aspects of education law related to teacher pay, evaluation and tenure, superintendent contracts and transferred final approval of hiring and firing decisions from school

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