After Hurricane Ida, many teachers, school employees and parents are wondering how they can possibly make up for all the time that was lost, especially since many school building are still damaged. Here is an overview of how the law works.
We lost an iconic trade unionist and distinguished educator. Nat LaCour exemplified the best of our union. He was a true visionary with regard to the essential role of unions in helping increase the power, agency, wages and professionalism of educators. He challenged the racism that he had to confront as a Black man, educator and union leader in the South, and he was admired by friend and foe because of his grace, kindness and brilliance. All of us at the AFT are deeply saddened to learn of his passing.
Many teachers and support staff are working harder than ever throughout the ongoing school closure. Thank you to all of you who are coming up with creative ways to keep your kids learning and engaged throughout this crisis!
It's more important than ever for Teachers and School Employees to stay up to date with our BESE: Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Here you will find regular updates about what's going on in BESE so you can stay up to date about everything that impacts you, your school and your students.