School Security

“I’m proud of our proactive work to bring all parish law enforcement agencies together, providing comprehensive school security with a resource officer in every sinigle school, along with a cutting-edge training program to ensure officers are equipped to keep our students and faculty safe.” 

Permanent Classrooms

“From constructing the first new high school in 45 years to adding classroom wings on eight campuses, we removed more than 100 temporary buildings from our schools, giving students and teachers the solid infrastructure and 21st Century learning environment they deserve.”

Fiscal Stability & Transparency

“Working together, we successfully reduced a $17 million deficit, funding our priorities without raising taxes. By implementing ‘Lafayette Checkbook,’ we provided ultimate accountability to taxpayers.”

About your 
School Board President
Justin Centanni

Justin Centanni represents District 6, the heart of Lafayette, on the Lafayette Parish School Board. He first ran for the board with a goal of bringing fiscal stability and responsibility to the system, and in his first term worked with the board to reduce a $17 million deficit while simultaneously building the parish’s first high school in 45 years, enacting technological improvements like launching, the state’s most transparent online tool for taxpayers.

A responsive board member, he maintains an open and active line of communication with school and parent leaders in his district, hosting frequent town hall meetings.

He is a Senior Data Architect at IberiaBank, a graduate of Nicholls State University in Thibodaux and the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches. He is married to the former Marie DesOrmeaux, they have three children whom they enrolled in Lafayette’s French Immersion Program.