Cf: EBBD, JB
In an effort to provide required instruction to students in times of extended school closures, the Bossier Parish School Board shall implement the Continuous Learning Plan, which allows modified operations for continuous learning on a short-, medium-, or long-term basis. The Continuous Learning Plan shall be posted on the School Board’s website. It shall be updated annually by June 30th, and reviewed by stakeholders.
Short-term modified operations: A significant portion of the students/staff are not able to be on campus for 1-2 days for face-to face, direct instruction. Continuous learning expectations may be limited or smaller in scope depending on resource availability (e.g. community is without electricity for two (2) days).
Medium-term modified operations: A significant portion of the students/staff are not able to be on campus for 3-10 days for face-to face, direct instruction.
Long-Term Modified Operations: A significant portion of the students/staff are not able to be on campus for more than ten (10) days for face-to face, direct instruction. Operations should have more consistency and expectations of routines and instruction.
The plan shall include, but not be limited to:
Technology and connectivity;
Student and staff responsibilities;
Family strategic communication, engagement, and support; and,
Remote instruction is an educational model in which the student and educator are not physically present in a traditional classroom environment where instruction may be facilitated by the use of computers, technology, and the internet. Hybrid instruction is instruction provided via a combination of face-to-face and remote models.
New policy: August 3, 2023
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:81, 17:232
Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators, Bulletin 741, Louisiana Department of Education
Board minutes, 8-3-23
Bossier Parish School Board