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Not this year, but board to talk about heat and school start dates

4 years 3 weeks 6 days ago Wednesday, July 22 2015 Jul 22, 2015 July 22, 2015 9:11 AM July 22, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

AMITE - The start of school will not change for students in Tangipahoa Parish, despite pleas from some parents to delay the first day of classes because of the heat.

A group created a Change.org petition, then presented their concerns and the petition - with thousands of signatures - to the school board Tuesday night. The board listened, then said it was too late to make an adjustment for the 2015-2016 school year, but would consider concerns when planning future start dates.

"I think the Board is open to ideas for future years, but it's not feasible to get such a change property considered and implemented so close to the start of school," board member Brett Duncan said.

Duncan said he will address possible ways to make things cooler for this school year with the appropriate staff members at the central office. Classes in Tangipahoa Parish public schools begin August 6th.

"I appreciate the passion and work done by those who brought this issue to our attention. I look forward to working with them as we study and debate this issue in the months ahead," Duncan added.

The issue was first reported by partner-station WWL and then on WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 Monday.
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