BP money may go to Lafourche school bonuses

BP settlement dollars could be used to give bonuses to Lafourche Parish public school teachers, janitors and bus drivers.

The School Board is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a proposal that would give $1,000 to every teacher and $500 to support personnel from the $8.7 million received in the settlement with BP over the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

The board convenes at 7 p.m. in its offices, 805 E. Seventh St. in Thibodaux.The settlement is part of the $18.7 billion BP agreed to pay last week to Louisiana, four other states and the federal government to settle lawsuits filed in the […]