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St. Landry Parish students, teacher headed back to classes

The St. Landry Parish School Board voted to send students in pre-kindergarten to fourth-grade back to school and fifth through 12th grades back to school in a hybrid schedule.
Students are also allowed the option of continuing to learn virtually. There may as many 3,000 students and parents selecting the virtual academy.
The application for the virtual academy is to be available Saturday morning on the district’s website.
Superintendent Patrick Jenkins said the instruction in the district’s schools should start by Sept. 28 or sooner. Jenkins said he wants to stagger the start in the grades six and lower.
Grades five to 12 will be hybrid, which will mean two groups alternating weekly with three days in school and two virtually.
The vote came after more than four hours of a special meeting Friday.
The vote also followed Gov. John Bel Edwards announcing he was moving the state to Phase 3, which relaxes some anti-virus rules.

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