Evangeline Parish School Board
21 July 2021
The Evangeline Parish School Board at Wednesday’s meeting discussed their 2021-2022 School Reopening Plan. Masks are voluntary except on buses, which fall under federal guidelines and require mask-wearing. On campuses, the decision to wear a mask will lie with the individuals, unless a mandate is put in place by the state or federal government. A nurse will be assigned to each campus, routine cleaning will continue, and isolation rooms will still be available, though temperature scanning will be voluntary. The board will continue to work with Dr. Chuck Aswell and a medical team in order to keep all students and employees safe. They would also like to remind everyone that COVID leave and the wearing of scrubs and tennis shoes has expired as of June.
The board also heard from State Senator Heather Cloud in regards to an allocation from the State of Louisiana of $1,000,000 for a new general purpose building on the Bayou Chicot Elementary campus. This will replace the old building, which was damaged by a hurricane several years ago. If needed, the board can use available funds to complete the project.
Additionally, the board:
- Approved the 2021-2022 Student Handbook and Reference Guide, which can be found on their website, www.epsb.com
- Added the federal holiday Juneteenth (June 20th) to the 2021-2022 district calendar