With school underway, Lafayette Consolidated Government’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force is looking to test 10,000 north Lafayette students and their parents for the coronavirus.
As local public schools navigate the pandemic in their quest to reopen, the longstanding challenges associated with the digital divide in Lafayette are making things a lot more complicated. It’s hard to do distance learning when thousands of students can’t access the Internet.
The district released a statement Friday that pickup hours would be from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Monday.
Meal pickup is available at 15 schools across the district.
The schools include:
- Alice Boucher Elementary
- Broussard Middle
- Carencro Middle
- Charles Burke Elementary
- Corporal Michael Middlebrook Elementary
- Duson Elementary
- Edgar Martin Middle
- J.W. Faulk Elementary
- Lafayette Middle
- Live Oak Elementary
- Milton Elementary and Middle
- Paul Breaux Middle
- S.J. Montgomery Elementary
- Scott Middle School
- Youngsville Middle
The Lafayette Parish School System will prepare and distribute a grab and go breakfast and lunch pick-up for students while schools are closed during due to the coronavirus outbreak. The drive-thru pick up will begin in Tuesday, March 17, from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Nearly 12 years after the Schools of Choice program helped LPSS escape federal scrutiny, the same program is at the center of a federal lawsuit alleging manipulation and exclusionary practices.
Two top-ranking Lafayette Parish School System employees named in a federal lawsuit accusing them of sexual harassment and retaliation are on medical leave, according to school system email exchanges. The suit further implicates manipulation and favoritism in the Schools of Choice system.
The school will serve as an educational institution for the students, as well as hands-on learning experiences for collegians and faculty to experiment with new teaching techniques.