Posted: Sep 3, 2012 12:13 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Sep 3, 2012 12:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Education announced today that any open public school would accept children who had to leave their home because of Hurricane Isaac.
Some districts are still closed due to flooding or power outages, but Superintendent John White said most parish schools in the state would be back open Tuesday.
Parents who are staying with family and friends or have temporarily relocated can enroll their child in the local public school for the duration of their evacuation, even if it winds up being several months long.
Once they return home, students can transfer back into their original school. White said children can also remain in their original school if they've just evacuated to a neighboring parish.