During the school year, Superintendent Alison Hughes has been highlighting the accomplishments of teachers and students. However, this time around she decided to highlight community members who have “gone the extra mile to make [the] schools great.” David and Cindy Coffey have supported the district by helping the band buy new uniforms, supplying food for school board members at different events, hiring students and sponsoring school teams.
“They’re pillars in our community,” Hughes said. “For years they have generously helped the school district. They are always right there if we need something.”
Before the school board and members of the community, the Coffeys accepted a plaque in recognition for everything they have done. Before sitting down, Cindy Coffey explained why they helped the band members buy the new uniforms. “We gave those [band] uniforms because the band is wonderful and we’re proud of it and it’s really given the kids in our parish an opportunity to give our kids a chance to know more about music,” she said.