Consultants of the Lafayette Parish School System are getting a second look over. The school board last week passed a high school diploma requirement policy for consultants hired by the school system. Their director of human resources says there are current employees who fall under the consultant title.
The Director of Human Resources says there are current employees who fall under the consultant title. If you're a consultant and want to work for the school system, you must have a high school diploma. Bruce Leininger explains that "you know we have contractors, they can be independent contractors, they can be consultants working for the consulting company that provides services."
Leininger says he needs more detailed information from the school board to define who is a consultant and who is not. He says otherwise anyone who has a contract that provides third party services will have to checked. "I know there are some in maintenance or grounds keeping. I believe there are some there and I've been told that some of these contractors or service providers do not have high school diplomas. I don't have the names."
The LPSS Superintendent anticipates a painstaking task going through the possible thousands of contracts currently in the system. Assistant Human Resources Director Suzanne Thibodeaux says "the board sets the policy and it's a priority in this office to follow board policy. "