The Catholic Commentator

Record low temperatures that brought an unusual mix of snow and ice on two occasions in January to south Louisiana also has school officials scrambling to make up unexpected days when schools were closed.

Dr. Melanie Verges, superintendent of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Baton Rouge, said schools must have a minimum of 175 instructional days annually. However, schools traditionally schedule 178 instructional days at the beginning of the year, building in three emergency days.

Verges said schools are completing their revised calendars and resubmitting them to the CSO for review and approval.

Parents with questions should call their child’s school.