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LPSS to discuss possible changes to Schools of Choice

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The Lafayette Parish School Board is considering changes to the Schools of Choice program.

There are several Schools of Choice programs - and all will be affected if the proposed changes are adopted by the School Board.

Today we spoke with supporters of the Immersion programs.

The school board reports enrollment is dropping for some immersion programs in later years.

Nicole Boudreaux and Michelle Haj-Broussard are advocates of the french-immersion program. right now siblings get priority to enter programs like French immersion. However, the school system could vote to limit that priority to siblings within one grade level

"The purpose of sibling priority is to create a community of learners. Students can come home and communicate in the language with other people. We knew they were going to practice their language more at home with their older sibling, so we would give them priority to get into the program," Boudreaux said. 

The Schools of Choice Committee wants to study concerning data and not just forFrench immersion. 

"They noticed that there was a decrease or decline in enrollment numbers," Marketing & Recruitment Coordinator for LPSS.Azadeh Yazdi said. 

"They want to make sure that schools of choice funding is being used effectively, efficiently and responsibly."

Yazdi is employed by the school system to recruit students to attend Schools of Choice.

Boudreaux and Broussard are hoping it doesn't come at the expense for the students.

"I really think the last thing we should do is affect the children in any negative way whatsoever, " Broussard said. 

For more information on the proposals click here  

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