According to a press release from the Lafayette Parish School System, masks will be optional for students and staff following Governor Edwards' announcement regarding the mask mandate in Louisiana. Following federal regulation, those who ride on school buses will still be required to wear masks.
One Lafayette doctor was recently featured on a national news report as she explained the decision to pull her two children out of school ahead of the upcoming year. With no mask mandate currently in place for the Lafayette Parish School System, new CDC guidelines may lend to the LPSS changing their strategy before the year begins.
According to an official press release from the Lafayette Parish School System, all Lafayette parish schools will move to virtual learning for Tuesday, May 18 2021 due to flooding and inclement weather.
The release also includes that teachers will be in communication with their students regarding assignments, but no students will be penalized if any work is missed...
Our media partners at KATC-TV3 are reporting that the Lafayette Parish School System will be adding time to the school day to make up for missed days. A total of five minutes will be tacked on to the end of the school day for elementary and middle school students.