Livingston Parish Public Schools announces ‘late arrival’ plan for winter weather days

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LIVINGSTON, La. (BRPROUD) — Livingston Parish Public School (LPPS) officials announced plans to enact a “late arrival” schedule to avoid losing learning days during winter months.

The schedule delays the start of school on days the parish is experiencing icy weather conditions, according to Assitance Superintendent Stephen Parrill. He said school start times would be delayed two or three hours and bus pick-up times would also be delayed.

“Planning for weather in Louisiana can be a monumental task, as our area is impacted by a long hurricane season, followed by several months of unpredictable winter precipitation. Add to that mix the potential loss of learning due to the COVID pandemic and you can see why it is necessary that we institute changes to potentially save learning days,” Parrill said.

He said “late arrival” schedules will be posted on school websites, the school district’s website and the school district’s social media. Parrill said LPPS officials hope to announce schedule changes a day in advance.

“Advance notice is always a best case and preferred scenario, but it is not always available to us,” he said.

Parrill said breakfast would not be served on these days but lunch and dismissal schedules would remain the same.

“It is our hope that this plan will allow our students to receive each day of learning they deserve and to do it in a way that creates the least disruption for everyone,” Parrill said.

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