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Getting Answers: Each of the Diocesan schools is site-based managed

Posted at 4:30 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 17:34:46-04

KATC received numerous calls about the start date for Lafayette Diocese schools after it was announced that Teurlings High School in Lafayette would not be starting until after Labor Day, September 8.

This is what we found out:

Each of the Diocesan schools is site-based managed, meaning the principal and the school’s chancellor have the authority to make certain decisions such as when the first day of school will occur, according to Blue Rolfes, spokesperson for the Diocese.

Several weeks ago, the Office of Catholic Schools sent out guidelines to each of their 33 schools, which were based on recommendations from the CDC, the Louisiana Department of Health, and Dr. Tina Stefanski, Region 4 medical director. Each principal then developed a reopening plan based on that school’s individual needs, and not all schools will reopen on the same day.

A number of schools will be holding orientation sessions or beginning classroom instruction next week or the following week, but some will start at a later date. All principals have been in communication with their students’ parents to keep them informed.

Rolfes said Teurlings High School is still awaiting delivery of some anti-COVID related equipment and supplies, and the school’s administration wanted to have everything in place and properly installed before students return to campus.

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