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The Bossier Parish School Board have called a special session today at 5:00 pm, to possibly revise the 2020-21 academic calendar that would delay the start of school to August 20. At present, the start date for students is set for August 12, but after this evening's meeting, that date will likely change.

The meeting on this revision has been called to respond to several recent developments including Governor Edwards’ extension of the Phase 2 order, and would give parents more time to weigh options for their child as well as teachers more time to prepare and plan for students’ return.

The proposed calendar would shift the following dates:

August 14 - First day for teachers

August 20 - First day for students in grades 1st-5th

August 20 - First day for 6th-12th grades in Group ‘A’ (last names start with A-K)

August 21 -- First day for students in grades 6-12 in Group ‘B’ (last names start with L-Z)

August 27 - First full day for Kindergarten

September 3 - First full day for Pre-K

No holidays would be impacted, with the exception that students would return from Christmas break Monday, January 4, 2021

The first semester would end January 15th

Students’ and teachers’ last day would be May 27

Any changes in the current adopted academic calendar require approval from the Bossier Parish School Board and are not official until after tonight's special session.

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