Louisiana K-12 School Closures to Continue Because of Virus
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is keeping K-12 public school campuses shuttered through the remainder of the academic year because of the coronavirus.
But few details have been provided about how districts should judge student performance with classrooms closed for two months of the school year. The Democratic governor says school leaders will receive more guidance Wednesday afternoon from acting Louisiana Superintendent of Education Beth Scioneaux.
Edwards’ continued closure of public schools will have Louisiana’s 700,000 public school students out of their classrooms for two months of the school year. That’s raised questions about how schools should determine which students pass, fail, advance to the next grade and graduate.
(Story written By MELINDA DESLATTE/AP)