78°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Wed
84°
66°
10%
Thu
86°
67°
20%
Fri
86°
56°
10%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Public school's bible history class has fewer students

2 years ago Saturday, November 03, 2012 8:52:52 AM CDT November 03, 2012 Saturday, November 03 2012 Nov 3, 2012 in News

AMITE- Some school leaders in Tangipahoa Parish want to do more to get kids to take a Bible history class. Enrollment in the class has fallen.

It's an elective, approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Currently, it's only taught at Ponchatoula High School.

But, board member Sandra Bailey Simmons told curriculum committee members more schools could have it, since it's approved as an elective for any high school in the district.

She thinks the board needs to do a better job of promoting the class, which is not mandatory for students to take.

BESE signed-off on the program in the mid-1990's.

 

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Partly Cloudy
82°
62°
Wed
Mostly Cloudy
84°
66°
Thu
Partly Cloudy
86°
67°
Fri
Partly Cloudy
86°
56°
Sat
AM Clouds / PM Sun
75°
53°