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Académie Franco-Louisianaise de Sunset opening pushed to 2021 due to COVID-19

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Posted at 10:36 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 23:36:24-04

Académie Franco-Louisianaise de Sunset's scheduled opening will not take place in August, the school's board has decided.

School officials say it will be another year before the school in Sunset can open because of COVID-19. Now, the school will aim to open in August of 2021.

A big factor in the postponement was the current inability to relocate foreign teachers to St. Landry Parish due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

A statement from the school's board to stakeholders reads in part:

"We have no control over the restrictions COVID-19 has placed and will continue to place on large-scale (local, state, and international) decision making. Due to this, we cannot ensure that the school's mission and vision will not be compromised while we wait for this new normal to settle. And while we are so excited to bring this French-immersion opportunity to St. Landry Parish, we simply do not feel that we can move forward unless we are absolutely certain that your students will have the highest level of education and experience."

The board will update parents with new information when it is available. Find more information on the school here.

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