Schools superintendent still out on medical leave
After more than three months, Lafourche Parish School District’s superintendent remains out on medical leave, and his condition has not been released to the public.
The Lafourche Parish School Board called a special meeting last Wednesday night to discuss during executive session the Superintendent Louis Voiron’s status.
When the board members emerged from the closed meeting after about 40 minutes, Board President Brooke Huddleston said the discussion that took place in private was just for information.
No action was taken regarding Voiron’s status.
Huddleston said board members wanted an update since they last met to discuss the superintendent in private on July 31.
The board initially approved his medical leave on July 19. Since that time, Huddleston said he has been using accumulated time for paid leave and also qualifies for access to three months of unpaid extended medical leave through the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Huddleston said the board still doesn’t know the cause of Voiron’s medical leave.
In the interim, acting Superintendent Jarod Martin, the district’s director of secondary and middle school education, continues to fill in for the role.
-- Daily Comet Staff Writer Halle Parker can be reached at email@example.com or 857-2204. Follow her on Twitter, @_thehalparker.
Posted on Tue, November 5, 2019
by The Lafourche Gazette