Some Juniors and Seniors attending Jackson Parish Schools will be bussed to Jonesboro-Hodge High School (J-HHS) for several hours of classes beginning next academic year, Lincoln Parish News Online (LPNO) has learned.
J-HHS will become a “college prep school” under the plan, Superintendent Wayne Alford told LPNO this afternoon. College-bound Juniors and Seniors at the parish’s other two high schools, Quitman and Weston, will be bussed to J-HHS where the courses will be taught.
Advanced math, chemistry, and algebra are among the courses to be taught at J-HHS.
There will be a public meeting next Tuesday, July 7, 6:00 PM at J-HHS to reveal more details of the plan, Alford said.
Earlier today, at a teacher’s meeting, other parts of plan were revealed, sources told LPNO.
All parish students will be re-enrolled to insure that they attend the schools in their attendance zones, the sources said.
Also, LPNO has obtained a copy of the minutes of a status conference meeting held in the office of Western District of Louisiana Judge Robert James last Tuesday.
From the document:
A status conference was conducted by the undersigned in Chambers on June 30, 2015, at 1:20 p.m. Participating were Torey Cummings, counsel for United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”); Robert Hammonds, counsel for Jackson Parish School Board (“School Board”); Wayne Alford, Superintendent of Jackson Parish schools; and Kayla Dye May, Law Clerk.
Counsel and the Superintendent discussed changes to the programming offered at the high schools in the District as a means of achieving desegregation and offered the Court a number of suggestions. The District intends to move forward with programming during this school year.
Additionally, counsel intend to present the Court with joint proposed orders regarding the registration of students and the procedural for selection of administrators. They will also confer on possible actions with regard to the elementary and middle schools.
The conference concluded at 2:30 p.m.
See here the document.
Added 7/3/15 – 9:15 AM
We just received this clarification from Superintendent Wayne Alford:
Only juniors will be required to attend JHHS for the first three academic periods of the day. Seniors needing the Core four or Tops classes being taught at JHHS may attend if they choose.