Wednesday, September 28

Rita's impact on Cameron schools

On behalf of members of the Cameron Parish School Board, superintendent Doug Chance announces the following information for Cameron Parish residents and all school employees as a result of Hurricane Rita.

1. All students will have the opportunity to complete the 2005-2006 school year as Cameron Parish students;

2. The school calendar will be adjusted as needed due to the “Hurricane Rita” disruption;

3. Bus transportation will be expanded to accommodate the temporary housing locations for Cameron students (out of parish as necessary and appropriate);

4. Employees are being considered fully employed with benefits since the school year will be completed;

5. The 2005-2006 school year will be continued with multiple schools in session at locations in Grand Lake and Hackberry as soon as safety and electrical service issues are resolved;

6. Plans are being structured to conduct 2005-2006 graduation and commencement ceremonies for each of the four high schools; i.e., a senior of Grand Lake will be a graduate of Grand Lake; a senior of Hackberry will be a graduate of Hackberry; a senior of Johnson Bayou will be a graduate of Johnson Bayou; and, a senior of South Cameron High School will be a graduate of South Cameron High School; and,

7. Extra and co-curricula activities and practices will begin as soon as safety and electrical issues are resolved.

Further announcements will be made to the media and announcements will be posted on the Web site for Cameron Parish Schools at beginning Friday, Sept. 30. Employee e-mail will be available at that time.

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