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LPSB to consider covering internet access with CARES funds

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Posted at 11:30 AM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 12:31:13-04

The Lafayette Parish School Board meets in special session today.

The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in the board room on Chaplin Drive. You can watch the livestream here.

There are three items on the agenda, and they all concern the same topic: ensuring that all students have internet access so they can comply with attendance rules.

LPSS students in middle and high school will attend school virtually several days a week, under the current LPSS plan.

The three agenda items would create a fund to help eligible families get internet access for the 20-21 school year.

The plan would use $615,000 in LPSS funds to provide temporary internet access for students who qualify. Another $885,000 in grant money from the federal and state governments will be added to that amount to cover the estimated cost, which is $1.5 million for the 20-21 school year.

To see the agenda items and related documents, go to this page and select the August 4 meeting.