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LPSB to meet in special session this week

Posted at 1:07 PM, Aug 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 16:48:12-04

The Lafayette Parish School Board will hold a special meeting today at 5:30 p.m.

On the agenda are several items, including several changes to the school calendar.

The first will change the school calendar to accommodate the November 6 election. Since most schools are polling places, students will not attend school on this day. Administrators, faculties, and staffs will report to work on November 6 and participate in professional development activities.

The second change will convert a planned half-day for students into a full day. Originally, Wednesday, November 14 was to be a half day of attendance for students, with teachers participating in professional development activities after the early student dismissal.  With approval of the calendar revision, students will attend a regular, full day of school on November 14. This will make up a half-day of instruction.

To cover the rest of the half-day, instructional minutes will be added to the daily calendar.

Also on the agenda is a motion to hire a law firm, on contingency, to involve the school system in the opioid lawsuits, and another that would authorize the Superintendent to add six teaching positions at a cost of $402,000.