Save French Immersion in Jefferson Parish Louisiana

Save French Immersion in Jefferson Parish Louisiana

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Ashleigh polley started this petition to Jefferson Parish School Board

On April 1 Jefferson Parish informed parents that they have decided to "phase out" the current French Immersion program.

Now that the application window has come and gone in Jefferson and surrounding parishes, those of us who signed up our 5 year olds to attend the school back in February are left with little options on where our kids will be this September. 

As a parent that has a child already enrolled in the program this is very concerning, but even more for our teachers! They received NO heads up that this could possibly happen!

THIS WAS NEVER EVEN DISCUSSED AT A SCHOOL BOARD MEETING!

To eliminate an established program that is a part of Louisiana Heritage and actually saves the parish money (Louisiana Dept.of Education actually pays a portion of the teachers salaries) is just silly in my mind!

At a meeting with the compliance office I was told that there was also a "lack of interest " from the parents of Jefferson Parish. 

This fact amazes me! Not even a 10 minute  drive from my home there is another public French Immersion school, in Orleans, THAT always has a wait list! 

This is where I need your help! We need to show the Jefferson Parish School Board and the Superintendent that there is interest in this program! 

If we have 25 parents that want to enroll their child into the Kindergarten program for the 2019-2020 school year, we can prove that there is interest AND the program should  continue! 

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