BREAKING: Superintendent LaFargue announces retirement

Published 2:49 pm Monday, May 6, 2024

Calcasieu Parish School Board Superintendent Shannon LaFargue is officially announcing his retirement effective, June 28.

LaFargue became Superintendent July 1, 2022, after previously serving as both the district’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Academic Officer.

“I thank the Board and district staff for their continued service and commitment to public education,” said LaFargue. “I have been blessed to be in education at the higher education level and K-12 level my entire career. In that 34-year span, I have hopefully contributed in a positive way in some people’s lives. I have been honored to serve side-by-side with great teachers, administrators, and staff, and I thank all those individuals who commit to this great profession we call education.”

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Additional information regarding the next superintendent search process will be forthcoming, the school board said.