The East Baton Rouge Parish school system is asking staff members, parents, students and anyone else interested to offer feedback on a proposal on how to make up four instructional days in late August lost due to Hurricane Isaac.
Top administrators who make up the District Leadership Team, or DLT, have offered the suggestions to turn Dec. 17 through Dec. 21 from half days to full days.
“We believe that continued instruction and/or comprehensive reviews on the days mentioned would benefit our students regarding mid-term exams,” according to an explanation for the suggested schedule change at http://news.ebrschools.org/explore.cfm/ebrpssnews/hurricanemakeup.
The deadline to offer feedback is midnight Monday.
Sonya Gordon, a spokeswoman for the school system, said the school leaders will take the feedback and make a recommendation to the School Board. She said she’s not sure when the board will take up the issue.
According to the letter, the DLT rejected eliminating a professional development day on Oct. 12, as well as another as proposal to add 33 minutes to the school day.
Two more professional development days before Dec. 21 still need to settled on, according to the letter.