St. Landry Parish School Board member Myron Guillory, center, moves to table the issue of school changes in Opelousas until a meeting this Wednesday. From left, are Board members Hazel Sias, Guillory and Albert Hayes Jr. Hayes won the Board’s approval to form a panel of Opelousas Board members and principals to discuss the consolidation and closing issue.
A decision on closing two Opelousas elementary schools and reconfiguring grade levels at the remaining schools was paused as some School Board members backed off from action at a March 13 meeting.
But they also approved more discussion and a meeting Wednesday on the plan.
Board members, meeting in the special session on March 13, were presented with three configurations. All proposed closing North and Southwest Elementary schools in Opelousas.