Baton Rouge schools won’t start in July, EBR Superintendent says

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – East Baton Rouge Superintendent Dr. Sito Narcisse is switching gears.

Narcisse created four alternative calendars that would have school start in August.

This is a much different tune than his original plan, coined “Smart Start”, where he pitched school starting in July to make up for lost time due to COVID-19.

School board member Connie Bernard hosted a town hall Tuesday night, inviting educators to voice their concerns.

Parents and educators continued to push back against an early start date. Bernard says she believes this meeting was a great way to get community feedback ahead of Thursday’s school board meeting.

“Dr. Narcisse was very receptive to the feedback he has received thus far,” Bernard said. “I feel like we are getting where we need to go for the community.”

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