State superintendent and health director to discuss re-opening schools


    Louisiana State Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley and Department of Health Secretary Courtney Phillips will participate in a public discussion 6 p.m. Thursday about the state’s plans, guidelines and guidance related to the reopening of K-12 schools.

    In response to a question at his Monday afternoon news conference, Gov. John Bel Edwards said, “It is our expectation to have our campuses, K-12 and higher, open on time in August.” 

    Thursday’s discussion is being hosted by the Louisiana Senate Education Committee and is the main item on the meeting’s agenda. Christina Melton, deputy director of Louisiana Public Broadcasting, is also on the agenda to discuss student resources. The meeting will be held in the John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room in the State Capitol Building.

    The committee advises  “all persons desiring to participate in the meeting (to) utilize appropriate health measures and observe the recommended and appropriate social distancing.”  Those who want to watch the meeting live can visit and click the link to the Senate Education Committee hearing.