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St. Landry School Board meets tomorrow on school reconfiguration plans

Posted at 4:30 PM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 17:45:08-04

The St. Landry School Board has set a “Committee of the Whole Work Session” to discuss three proposals to reconfigure parish schools.

The meeting is set for 4 p.m. tomorrow at the SLPSB Supplementary Resource Center, 1013 Creswell Lane, Opelousas.

A Special Board meeting will be held following that meeting, at 5 p.m., to discuss the same agenda.

Board members delayed action on the plans last week, complaining that they had not received details about the plans prior to the meeting. To see our story on that, click here.

This time, the plans on the agenda don’t name schools, but instead reference reconfiguration of “a school to be determined at a later date” in almost every item.

To see what the plans were last week, which did include school names, click here.

One item which does list school names concerns sixth graders. It would ” consolidate all sixth grade students that attend Park Vista, South Street, North, Northeast, Grolee, and Southwest Elementary Schools to Opelousas Junior High School to become a 6th through 8th grade junior high school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.”

Here are the plans on this week’s agenda:

PLAN 1:

i. Discussion and/or action to reconfigure a school to be determined at a later date from a Pre K – 6th grade elementary school to a Pre K – 4th grade elementary school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

ii. Discussion and/or action to reconfigure a school to be determined at a later date from a Pre K – 6th grade elementary school to a Pre K – 4th grade elementary school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

iii. Discussion and/or action to reconfigure a school to be determined at a later date from a Pre K – 6th grade elementary school to a Pre K – 4th grade elementary school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

iv. Discussion and/or action to reconfigure a school to be determined at a later date to a 5th and 6th grade middle school for all students in Opelousas beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

PLAN 2:

i. Discussion and/or action to reconfigure and consolidate all Opelousas Pre K students in the Opelousas Elementary schools to a Pre K program beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, site to be determined.

ii. Discussion and/or action to reconfigure a school to be determined at a later date from a Pre K – 6th grade elementary school to a Pre K – 1st grade elementary school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

iii. Discussion and/or action to reconfigure a school to be determined at a later date from a Pre K – 6th grade elementary school to a 2nd and 3rd grade elementary school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

iv. Discussion and/or action to reconfigure a school to be determined at a later date from a Pre K – 6th grade elementary school to a 4th and 5th grade elementary school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

v. Discussion and/or action to reconfigure a school to be determined at a later date from a Pre K – 6th grade elementary school to a 4th and 5th grade elementary school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

vi. Discussion and/or action to consolidate all 6th grade students that attend Park Vista, South Street, North, Northeast, Grolee, and Southwest Elementary Schools to Opelousas Junior High School to become a 6th through 8th grade junior high school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

vii. Discussion and/or action to admit 6th grade students to Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts (MACA)** to become a 6th through 12th grade junior / high school. ** Students must qualify and be admitted to the magnet academy via application**

PLAN 3:

i. Discussion and/or action to consolidate a school to be determined at a later date, to a Pre K – 6th grade elementary school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

ii. Discussion and/or action to consolidate a school to be determined at a later date, to a Pre K – 6th grade elementary school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

iii. Discussion and/or action to consolidate a school to be determined at a later date, to a Pre K – 6th grade elementary school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

iv. Discussion and/or action to consolidate a school to be determined at a later date, to a Pre K – 6th grade elementary school beginning with the 2019-20 school year.