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Lafayette Parish Schools to Re-open for Students on Monday, August 22

Lafayette Parish Schools were opened today with faculty and staff reporting in preparation for the students’ return on Monday, August 22. Superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard has confirmed that schools will re-open on Monday, August 22, and that all buses will run their routes where possible.

Approximately 110 out of 4,200+employees have indicated absences for Monday, August 22. However, school system administrators have been able to find substitutes for 105 of the absent employees. The Lafayette Parish School System bus fleet is up and running at full capacity, and the transportation department has 5 leased buses on standby to cover any breakdowns.

Temporary facilities for Kindergarten and 1st grade Westside Elementary students will be open on Monday at Scott Middle School, with 2nd to 5th grade students reporting to N.P. Moss Preparatory School. N.P. Moss Preparatory and Westside Elementary held a parent orientation this morning to explain the changes to parents. The parents were overwhelmingly positive after administrators outlined their plans. The school has been informally named Westside Preparatory. A second orientation for Kindergarten and 1st grade parents and their children will be held at Scott Middle today at 1:00.  Parents of these students have named the temporary facilities at Scott Middle Westside Primary.

In order to give teachers more time for instruction before meeting with parents, parent/teacher conference days have been pushed back from their original date to September 27th, and October 25th.