School districts across Metro-Baton Rouge move forward with school reopening plans

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – After the East Baton Rouge Schools made their announcement to provide a virtual only option to students until at least Labor Day, our news team reached out to other parishes to find out if they are reconsidering how they plan to re-open.

We are told Livingston Parish students will return to school on August 7th under their Phase
2 Plan. Pre-K through second grade students will have face to face learning.

Third through twelfth graders will attend a hybrid model of both face to face and distance
learning.

The Ascension Parish School District says students will return to school on August 10th for
in-person learning.

West Baton Rouge Parish School plan to welcome students back on August 6th. Superintedent
Wess Watt will officially announce further details.

The first day of school for Zachary students is August 10th.

Superintendent Scott Devillier says parents and students can expect to be welcomed back
with a hybrid model.

Some days will be remote learning, others days learning will take place
in the classroom.

Social distancing and masks will be required at all times.

Zachary Schools are also offering families a 100% online option.

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education or (BESE) Board voted July 14th on minimum
guidelines school districts throughout the state must follow.

The three main components of the guideline include the use of facial masks, hand-washing as well as social distancing.

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