JP School Board Approves Hurricane Ida Calendar Adjustments
The Jefferson Parish School Board approved revisions to the 2021-22 academic calendar that will allow students to meet the state’s instructional minutes requirement. Board members accepted the calendar option that received the most votes from Jefferson Parish Schools stakeholders in last week’s public survey, which is option B. The full calendar for each reopening tier can now be downloaded at jpschools.org/calendar.
The new calendar adjustments reduce two days each from fall break, Thanksgiving break, winter break, and Mardi Gras break. Three days are reduced from spring break. In addition, September 24, January 4, and February 18 are now student report days. The last day of school for students is May 26 for tier 1, June 2 for tier 2, and June 9 for tier 3.
The calendar survey was open September 15-17 and received 10,707 entries. Option B received 48.39% of the votes for a total of 5,181. Option A received 26.1% (2,795) and C received 25.51% (2,731).