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Citizens policy count declining

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is announcing the tenth successful round of depopulation for the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens).
During the depopulation process Citizens opens up its book of business and transfers policies to the private market. This results in lower premiums for policyholders and reduces the potential need for future assessments charged to all property insurance consumers across the state.

La. residents reminded to get annual flu vaccine

The Louisiana Department of Health reminds state residents to get their annual flu shot if they have not done so already. An annual flu vaccine is recommended for everyone older than six months who does not have a complicating condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Flu activity has been low so far this year in Louisiana, but it usually increases and peaks between December and February, according to the CDC. Because the flu shot takes two weeks to offer full protection, now is the perfect time to get your shot before flu activity increases.

Acadia School Board committee hears reports on transportation, scores

In a much more laid back meeting, the Acadia Parish School Board’s Personnel, Insurance and Curriculum Committee heard reports regarding student transportation, school and district scores and Child Nutrition on Nov. 28.
The meeting’s agenda started with possibly the best news it could have with a report from Dianna Guidry, supervisor of testing and evaluation for the parish.
“Just before Thanksgiving, we were extremely thankful because the state department released the district and school performance scores,” she said.

Online portal opens for review of La. Student Standards for science

The Louisiana Department of Education announced the launch of the Louisiana Student Standards Review Portal, which gives parents, educators, and all other stakeholders the opportunity to provide input on Louisiana’s Student Standards for science.
The portal provides the public with the first look at the initial draft of the new standards, and an opportunity to submit feedback on their content and relevancy in preparing students for a successful transition to college or a career.

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