During a news conference yesterday Livingston Parish Schools Superintendent Joe Murphy said the school district planned on having school as usual today.
Murphy acknowledged that virtual learning and the COVID-19 pandemic have been challenging for the school district’s teachers. The superintendent said teachers who were planning to “sick out” today also wanted pay raises and were upset with the cost of health insurance. Murphy said he and the school board supported pay raises for teachers, but unless they were provided by the State of Louisiana the school district would have to propose a tax to parish residents to fund the pay raises. He said he did not think it was an appropriate time to ask parish residents to pay higher taxes.