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Lafayette Parish School System first to launch financial transparency website in state

The Lafayette Parish School System (LPSS) is the first local government entity in Louisiana to provide financial transparency to the public online. It launched a new website, LafayetteCheckbook.com, on Tuesday, just months after the school board’s unanimous vote to create it.

Justin Centanni of Lafayete, a school board member from District 6, demonstrated how the website works Wednesday to a room full of members of One Acadiana, the local chamber of commerce. Centanni said he received nothing but positive feedback.

LPSS “saw the value in having transparency in its fiscal affairs,” Centanni told Watchdog.org. “All of the information provided on the website is public information anyway. Why not provide it to the public online and provide easy access to it?”

 

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