LPSS continues to finalize COVID-19 plans amid state closure

Posted at 10:41 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 23:41:28-04

LAFAYETTE — After Governor John Bel Edwards' announcement Friday that all schools will be closed in Louisiana, LPSS quickly went to work on the specifics.

District 4 School Board Member Tehmi Chaisson says members met until 6:30 pm on Friday. During their meeting they talked about what to do about school lunches, something Edwards says will still be served.

"I know for a fact that there are kids at JW Faulk who look forward to it. They deserve, they need those meals," Chaisson said.

As of now, the exact cafeterias to be opened are not decided, but Chaisson says it will operate like summer programs, so transportation will not be provided.

"They're going to try to push this out ASAP because everyday that goes by, is a day that we could be feeding kids. So we're going to try our hardest," Chaisson said.

As for spring break, that may be included in the school closure.

"If it is time for us to come back, and the pandemic has leveled itself off, we're seeing less cases, and health experts deem it okay to come back, I think we will be coming back during the Easter break," Chaisson added.

Only essential personnel will be working during the closure.

Students may start doing work electronically, but at this time no dates have been set for that to begin.

LPSS will continue to update their students via their website and social media.