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Tommy Byler, shown interviewing for the superintendent job, was named the superintendent by a vote of 8-0.

Vermilion Parish School Board votes 8-0 to name Tommy Byler the new superintendent

The Vermilion Parish School Board voted 8-0 to name North Vermilion Principal Tommy Byler as the new superintendent.
Byler beat out interim superintendent Brad Prudhomme and assistant superintendent Paul Hebert.
The school board also named Byler as the interim superintendent until he and the school board agree on Byler’s contract.
During the interview process on Monday, school board member Dale Stelly asked Byler and the other two candidates why they wanted to be the new superintendent with the COVID-19 problems.

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All Vermilion Parish libraries closed due to COVID19 quarantine of employees

Due to the number of Vermilion Parish Library employees quarantined for COVID 19, the library will be closed from Tuesday, Aug. 4 through Monday, Aug. 17.
All branches will re-open on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at their regularly scheduled hours. Branches will only open for curbside pickup and drive-thru in Abbeville.
According to a spokesperson for the library, “No one on staff at any branch of the Vermilion Parish Library has tested positive for COVID 19, we are closing to quarantine for 14 days due to possible exposure.”

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Six businesses in Vermilion Parish violate employees wearing mask order

Six Vermilion Parish businesses failed inspections in July after being warned for violating face mask covering order for employees.
According to records from the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s office, Kaplan had three businesses while Gueydan, Maurice and Erath had each one.
Abbeville, the largest city in the parish, did not have one business fail the inspection.
Lafayette had eight businesses with violations, while New Iberia and Crowley had each five.



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