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Livingston Parish announces plan for making up missed Instructional time due to recent bad weather

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - Livingston Parish announced on Thursday that a plan is in place to make up the missed instructional time caused by the recent bad weather in the area.

Superintendent Rick Wentzel said on February 1, that the district planned to add more instructional time to the 2018 spring academic calendar.

This had to be done to reclaim the time recently missed by students because of bad weather conditions in Livingston Parish.

Wentzel said, "the district will eliminate two scheduled half days on Feb. 21 and March 22, and replace them with full days.  A student contact day also will be added to the end of the school year."

The student contact day has been scheduled for May 25, which was originally a teacher-only day.

The changes made to the schedule will allow schools to comply with Louisiana Department of Education requirements for student instructional time.   

Superintendent Wentzel said, "the school system has had to close for five and half days so far this school year because of weather conditions. Two days were missed last fall – one to hurricane-like weather conditions and another to snow.  Three and a half days were missed in January due to freezing and icing conditions. " 

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