LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- Vermilion Parish Superintendent Jerome Puyau has stepped away from his bid to be interim school superintendent in Lafayette Parish. 

He released the following statement to News 10:  

“After careful consideration, talks with my family, self reflection and prayers, I have decided to dedicate the rest of my career to the district I love and cherish.  I will be announcing my removal of my application for the interim superintendent position for Lafayette Parish. 

Many times we need to contemplate the aspirations and goals in ones life. My goals have been fulfilled here in ‘Our Vermilion.’  I look forward to being part of the next steps in providing our students with a world-class educational experience.  

We might be small, but we are resilient.  

Just remember:

‘”Every child. Every day. The Vermilion way!'”