Dr. Lamar Goree, Caddo Parish School Superintendent, talks about the most recent changes in the parish's schools' schedule and why the changes were made.

From a recent Caddo Schools release:

"Noting a declining trend in COVID-19 cases in Caddo Parish, Caddo’s middle and high school grade levels will begin transitioning to a more traditional in-person instructional model starting Oct. 5.

Using a phased-in approach, Caddo’s middle school students will transition first with high school students following suit on Oct. 19. The staggered timeline also provides Caddo leadership time to ensure all safety protocols are in place and can be adequately maintained with larger student populations on campus each day."

"One thing that we were committed to when we designed our plan was to evaluate the instructional model every thirty days. Our ultimate goal, of course, being the safety of our students and our staff, but a very close second, being what's in the academic best interest of our students.'

"As we looked at the data and the transition to Phase III," Goree says, "And as we looked at data that relates to Caddo Parish...we do see an opportunity to invite more students to in-person learning, but we also stress that the virtual option will still be available."