Education leaders encouraging focus on students as Louisiana schools remain closed


Baton Rouge, LA (NBC 33/Fox 44)

Louisiana Department of Education Officials hosted a conference call today with Superintendents from across the state today. The goal: to let them know what resources are available as schools move forward while students remain at home.

Governor John Bel Edwards announced yesterday that Louisiana schools would remain close through the rest of this school year, assuring parents that “Let me be clear. This is not the end of learning.” He went on to say “I fully expect that instruction and learning will continue.”

Still, many parents are wondering what’s next for their students.

School leaders say each school system is working to bring continuing education to its students in a way that best serves them, be it through hand-outs, online learning, virtual field trips or otherwise. Most, if they haven’t already will be releasing information on what parents need to know in the coming days and weeks. So officials say parents need to be on the lookout for texts and emails explaining how they’ll be proceeding.

Acting State Education Secretary Beth Scionaux urged keeping the focus on students saying, “We need to make sure we determine what they need with regards to extra academics, time. we need to make sure we know how to start up the new school year strong and to be able to have everything in place to do that for our students.”

For more information, head to the LA Department of Education’s website by clicking here.

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