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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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Julie Breaux announces candidacy for Lafourche Parish School Board District 9 seat

Julie Breaux announces candidacy for Lafourche Parish School Board District 9 seat

I, Julie M. Breaux, am announcing my candidacy for re-election for the Lafourche Parish School Board, District 9 seat.

My husband and I, along with our 4 children (Heath, Hansen, Hannah and Emily) are all graduates of Central Lafourche High School. My husband and I both have earned college degrees in education from Nicholls State University and USL. We have taught in Lafourche Parish schools for a total of 54 years.

I am thankful and grateful to my constituents of this district for allowing me to serve as your voice for the past 12 years. My entire educational career has been in the parish of Lafourche, believing in its capability to educate our children. I went from a classroom teacher of 21 years to a board member with the goal of assisting in making our schools premier learning institutes.

Today, Lafourche Parish schools are rating as an “A” District.

It seems that the most talked about issue as of late, is that of reducing the board from 15 to 9 members. I have stated many times at multiple meetings that I am in favor of reducing board memories’ salaries rather than cutting representation. This reduction in monthly stipends by half would equate to a greater savings to the parish rather than reducing to 9 members.

Lafourche Parish has approximately 15,000 students in the school system, from pre-k to seniors in high school. This parish is very diverse in many different regards and school board representation is vital for advancing all our programs.

I have made countless decisions throughout my term in office, all for the betterment and advancements of our students, teachers, administrators and staff. I am both dedicated and passionate about my job as a board member, and love working for the people of District 9.

Please consider voting for Julie Breaux, Lafourche Parish School Board Member, District 9 on November 6.