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Some St. Landry parents frustrated following fist day

Posted at 2:40 AM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 03:40:26-04

ST. LANDRY PARISH — Tuesday marked the first day of school for students in St. Landry Parish.

According to Superintendent Patrick Jenkins, technical issues were reported across the district, but those issues have since been revolved.

Now, one father in Washington is feeling discouraged following his kids' first day of school.

"I'm a widow father of three boys: 16, 12 and 10," said Jonathan Mancio. "It's hard already just raising them."

The father of three says they experienced problems with their Internet access that is provided by the school system and navigating the virtual classroom.

One of Mancio's sons has mixed feelings about learning virtually.

"I like doing virtual a little bit, but it's hard getting on it because after I get on one class, I don't know how to get on the other class," explained Macio's son Talan.

Talan's father says he didn't think virtual learning would be easy but believes there is a solution.

"I understand everything's new to everybody, but I still don't understand why they can't go to school because they should be in school," said Mancio.

The father of three hopes school administrators hear his complaints and make some changes.

"It's like you have tor reconfigure your whole life to be able to do it 100% virtually," said Mancio. "At least, [with] the two days in and three days home, then you can kind of work your schedule around that."