Lafayette Parish schools chief to retire at end of contract
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Parish School Superintendent Donald Aguillard says he's calling it quits.
Aguillard says he'll retire at the end of his contract on May 17. He's been the superintendent since May 2015. Prior to that, he served 11 years as superintendent of St. Mary Parish schools. His earlier career includes 28 years of work as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, area director, and district administrator.
In all, Aguillard has spent nearly 44 years in education.
News outlets report Aguillard announced his plan Friday in a letter to school board members.
Aguillard thanked students, parents, teachers, staff, board members and community members for their support of the school system. He says he believes the next superintendent will be able to build on the foundation that he and the board have established.
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