Jarod Martin, Superintendent of Lafourche Parish School District (LPSD), gave a District update via social media regarding the school feeding program, student lesson packets and state testing due to Gov. John Bel Edwards recent “Stay at Home” order.
Starting Today, March 23 LPSD will hand out all five lunch meals for the week to students for the feeding program. Martin reminded that a student must be present to accept the meals.
The student lesson packet pickup program will be suspended until the “Stay at Home” mandate is lifted from the Governor’s office, Martin said. However, The optional lesson packets will be available for print and download from the Lafourche Parish Public Schools website.
Standardized testing will be canceled for the 2019-20 school year, Martin noted.
“The U.S. Department of Education today approved via email Louisiana’s waiver request of assessment, accountability, and reporting requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act. This means Louisiana will not require standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year,” The Louisiana Department of Education said. “Moreover, since testing data is required to be used in accountability systems, like Louisiana’s annual report cards, the state will also exclude testing data from performance measures for the current school year.”
“As we gather information from the state, we’ll continue to post updates to our Facebook and webpage,” Martin said.