The main topic at the Natchitoches Parish School Board meetings on Aug. 3 and 5 revolved around Covid and how the school district is preparing to keep students safe as the 2021-22 school year starts next week. LEAP 2025 data released from the Louisiana Department of Education has made it clear that in-person instruction is far more beneficial than virtual learning options for the majority of students.
“This information should guide decisions for educators and parents moving into the new school year,” said Superintendent Dr. Grant Eloi. “It is absolutely critical that we keep our students in the classroom for this upcoming year while mitigating the spread of Covid 19 and that very much goes to our two guiding principles: student learning and student safety, which is right there with that. I’m excited to know that our guiding principles are very much in line with what State Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley is saying as well.
Governor John Bel Edwards has temporarily reinstated Louisiana’s statewide mask mandate indoors for all people ages five and older as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise across Louisiana. As of now, NPSB will be following Governor Edward’s mask mandate in all Natchitoches Parish Schools.
Other agenda items included:
Permission to Advertise for Bids for District wide smartphone application.
Approve 3 Bids For Security Cameras at NJH, Weaver, and Magnet
Rapides Effective Schools Grant- Diagram for Math Success
3121 Social Security Alternative Plan
Covid Leave Continuance
Consider Approving New Positions
LDH voluntary testing program for NPSB schools.
Amendment to 2021-2022 Handbook
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