- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

AMITE, La. (AP) - A series of meetings to discuss delaying future start dates for Tangipahoa Parish schools will begin later this month.

A parent’s group led a petition drive to move the first day of school to after Labor Day because of the intense August heat.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1DpBOhJ) the school board Tuesday night ratified a recent change in the district’s dress code to allow all students to wear shorts.

School will start as originally scheduled on Thursday.

Board member Sandra Bailey Simmons said the Instructional Accountability and Support Committee will meet Aug. 18 to discuss the topic further and hear input from parents, staff and others.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com


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