EBR Schools set make-up day in March for students

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Remember the storms and power outages earlier this month?

Well, students in EBR Schools missed a day of school during the aftermath.

The East Baton Rouge School System has decided to make up that missed day of learning.

The make-up date is March 12 and EBR Schools sent this message out to EBRPSS members:

Good afternoon EBRPSS team,

As a result of the school closure on February 18th, all EBRPSS schools will make up the instructional day on March 12, 2021. The scheduled professional development day for staff on March 12th will now be a traditional school day for staff and students. Please plan to attend according to your current attendance model – in-person learning or virtual learning.

Due to COVID-19 implications and severe weather events earlier in the year, the district has exhausted all available contingency days. BESE requires school districts to adopt an academic calendar with a set number of instructional minutes. Several options were considered; however, by selecting March 12th as the make-up day, the district will not have to extend the school year or interfere with spring break. The district appreciates families and staff for their continued patience, support, and flexibility during these unpredictable circumstances.

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