School Board asks for input on calendar changes for 2020-2021 school year

BESE and the Louisiana Department of Education require a certain amount of instructional minutes per school year. LDOE requires 63,720 instructional minutes for a given school year.

Natchitoches Parish school district lost 5 school days due to weather days (hurricanes) at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. These lost days are equivalent to 1,925 instructional minutes.

In order to be in compliance with the mandatory state minutes required by LDOE, we must amend our calendar for the remainder of the year. We have created a survey with 3 different calendar options.

Option A- Move the last day of school to June 10th (adds 5 days to the end of the year).

Option B- Remove P/T Conference on 1/29 and add a Virtual P/T Conference throughout the week of January 25 through January 29th; Remove President’s Day (2/15); Remove Memorial Day (5/31); AND Add 10 minutes to every day from February 1st through June 3rd.

Option C- Leave the calendar as it is and add 25 minutes to each day.

Please click the link below to review each calendar option and to access the survey!…/public-notice-survey-npsb-calendar

One thought on “School Board asks for input on calendar changes for 2020-2021 school year

  1. I feel like they should excuse those days. It is no ones fault on how human nature suspense itself. Children are already overwhelmed with the pandemic and the setup for schooling already and now you wanna add more time or remove some of their break. What is Louisiana coming to!!!

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