Martin will stay on as Acting Lafourche Schools Superintendent until Dr. Voiron returns

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Jarod Martin will remain the Acting Lafourche Parish Schools Superintendent until Dr. Louis Voiron is ready to return from his medical leave. 

That decision was made on Wednesday night at the Lafourche Parish School Board meeting in Thibodaux.

The board met in executive session to discuss the parish’s leadership structure for more than an hour.

Once board members returned from the session, they decided that Martin would remain in the top position “until further notice or upon the return of Dr. Voiron,” per the terms of a motion presented at the meeting.

Voiron has been the Lafourche Parish Schools Superintendent since the beginning of the year.

He took medical leave earlier this month for undisclosed medical issues. Martin, a former principal at Central Lafourche, was appointed as the Acting Superintendent at that time and has remained in the position since. 

Since the announcement of Dr. Voiron’s leave, Lafourche principals have expressed their support for him, some even attending meetings to express their concern with how school board members have treated the Superintendent since his appointment. 

No timetable was set for his potential return at the meeting. 

See later in the week for a more expansive story on Wednesday’s school board meeting.