Louisiana Not Returning To School In The 2019-2020 School Year
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to slow down across Louisiana, there are still concerns about reopening the economy, and getting life back to "normal". But it appears "normal" won't be happening soon.
As The Advocate reported yesterday, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will be finalizing the closure of schools for the remainder of the school year today. The Advocate said:
"Gov. John Bel Edwards said Monday he will order public schools to remain closed for the rest of the academic year because of the coronavirus, leaving major challenges for state and local education leaders and nearly 720,000 students."
One of the big unanswered questions will be how students will, or won't, progress for their academic futures. One local school teacher said it is "not true" that students will not be failed for this incomplete school semester. Meaning elementary and middle schools students may find themselves failing classes they barley attended.
This will also leave the future of high school students up in the air. Beyond what it means for High School seniors who were working to get their final credits for graduation, high school juniors will now be left to wonder if they're on pace to graduate now.
Some schools in the state, including Bossier Parish, had their Spring Breaks just before the state's shutdown order for schools was issued. Meaning they haven't been in class since March 6th.