Only a few small changes will face students when their summer break comes to an end and they return to school on Friday, Aug. 10.
Iberville Parish School Superintendent Arthur Joffrion, Ed.D., said uniform requirements will change slightly, based on an inquiry posed by School Board member Darlene Ourso.
“The academies have been wearing black pants or skirts while the other public schools have been in khaki,” Joffrion said, adding the board approved allowing all students in the parish to make the choice between tan – or khaki – and black in the new school year.
“Now students can wear their regular uniform tops with tan or black pants, skirts, skorts or shorts, whatever they prefer,” he continued.
Another change will be the independence of the Iberville STEM (Science, Technology, Arts, Mathematics) Academy, Joffrion said. “The school used to be an extension of MSA-W but not it will stand alone as its own program.”
“The School Board has already approved a recommended logo for uniform shirts as well as their required color, royal blue,” he said.
The board also decided it would add some additional advanced placement courses at MSA-E and MSA-W, Joffrion said, but little else will change in the public schools.
There will be no changes to school class start times and no bus route changes are expected at this time.