Lafayette Parish schools will remain closed through April 30th, according to Superintendent Irma Trosclair.
In a letter, she says the decision came following President Trump's extension of social distancing guidelines and Governor John Bel Edwards announcing state closures through the end of the month.
She writes the following:
"Although nothing will match the support and services we provide when our doors are open, we continue to work to find ways to support students and families during these challenging times. Our academic staff regularly updates resources for students at all grade levels. Teachers are still the first points of contact regarding specific questions that you may have about your child. Please continue to reach out to your child’s teacher or administrator for help and guidance. Email addresses for staff can be found by locating your school on our LPSS Website, https://www.lpssonline.com/schools
We remain committed to providing students, families, and the community with as much support as possible during this unprecedented time. Most recently, our academic team added an eLearn site to our website. The newly developed eLearn site LPSS eLearn, https://www.lpssonline.com/eLearn will be updated weekly and we feel that this is another resource that will be beneficial as we work to do everything we can to fill gaps for students and families."
Trosclair says they're also working to ensure seniors have the opportunity to graduate. She says once the health crisis is over, they will plan some sort of graduation ceremony.
She also announced the Grab-and-go meals will end on April 9th, as they transition to the Meals-to-you program.