Per a press release from the Lafayette Parish School System, as the state of Louisiana moves into Phase 3 of its reopening plan, the Lafayette Parish School System will remain in Phase 2 of their 2020-2021 Learn Lafayette Reopening Plan.

The decision comes from Superintendent Trosclair as well as board members and district staff throughout the LPSS. The decision comes with the best interest of students, staff, and community in mind, per the press release.

The LPSS is utilizing updates from state leaders as well as reviewing all new information before they make any new adjustments to their current plan as it pertains to the return back to school in Lafayette Parish.

The press release also details that minor changes to transportation will be made available early next week.

The LPSS will reassess over the course of the next three weeks and will provide and update on October 2nd.

All mitigation efforts will remain in effect at LPSS schools and on buses, which include the use of facemarks, practicing social distancing, heightened hand hygiene, increased cleaning and disinfection, and an emphasis on keeping children home when sick.

This decision does not affect students enrolled in Lafayette Online Academy.