Jan 15, 2013 7:06 PM by Ian Auzenne
Several Acadiana school districts have announced their plans to make up instructional time lost due to last week's storms and flood. Students in two school districts--St. Landry Parish and St. Martin Parish--will not see any changes to their schedules. School boards in Jeff Davis, Evangeline, and Iberia Parishes will decide whether or not to add time to class schedules or days to their academic calendars in the coming days.
Here are the schedule adjustments for the rest of the public school districts in Acadiana:
In Lafayette Parish, students at four schools will see a minimal amount of time added to their classes. Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper says Lafayette High, Carencro High, Acadiana High, and Comeaux High have used slightly more emergency minutes than they had budgeted. He says the principals at those schools will design and implement their own plans to make up the few instruction minutes lost. Cooper says no other schools will see schedule changes.
Acadia Parish public school students will lose an upcoming vacation day. Superintendent John Bourque says schools will be open this Tuesday, which was originally scheduled as a parent/teacher conference day in the district. Students who attend schools in the Fifth Ward will lose two off days. In addition to attending school Tuesday, students at Midland High, Midland Elementary, Mermentau Elementary, Morse Elementary, and Estherwood Elementary will attend school Friday--which was a scheduled day off--and Tuesday to recover the lost classroom time.
St. Mary Parish announced last week it will add 15 minutes to each day's schedule between January 22 and April 5 to make up the lost instructional time.