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Update on Jeff Davis schools

Jeff Davis Parish public schools
Posted at 6:28 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 19:28:03-04

Here's the latest on Jefferson Davis Parish schools.

The buildings are by and large OK, but that's not the biggest obstacle to returning to school, officials say.

"Most of the schools received storm related damage (roof tiles missing, trees and branches down, water intrusion, but nothing catastrophic," says Superintendent Kirk Credeur. "The buildings can be made ready for students relatively soon however getting electrical power and having faculty and staff with reasonably secure living arrangements so they can return to work is the challenge."

Credeur says he'd like to say exactly when school will restart, but he can't.

"We always have to have a return target date but it is totally dependent upon variables that are not in our control and therefore is only a very loose target at this time," he says. "Virtual learning requires electricity, a device and working strong internet service. Since these things are not readily available to our students, it is impossible to demand virtual expectations."

Jeff Davis was one of the first districts to start school last month. To read about that, click here.