Iberia Parish School Board considers moving from four-block schedule to seven-period day

Posted at 10:47 PM, Oct 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 23:54:09-04

The Iberia Parish School Board is considering moving from a four-block schedule to students having seven classes a day.

Tonight, the school board heard from teachers, students, and parents about the possible change.

School board superintendent Carey Laviolette is in favor of the change.

"The data shows that students on a seven-period day outperform students on a block schedule, not only on the state tests, but also on the ACT."

Some teachers, however, are concerned about students having a hard time keeping up with the change.

Jarred Breaux, a teacher at New Iberia Senior High School, said, "They fear with the seven-period schedule, they're going to be overwhelmed with homework, that they won't be able to participate in the activities."

The board will vote on the proposed change during their next meeting on November 6.