School start delayed

Updated

By REGGIE ROSS
Staff Writer

Classes will started a little later than planned as back to school for students in the Grenada School District has been moved to Monday, Aug. 10.

The decision came following a special-called meeting by the Grenada School Board of Trustees Monday afternoon at the Central Office.

District One School Board member Kevin Carnathan made the motion to move the starting date from the originally-set Thursday, Aug. 6, to the following Monday. District Four School Board member Marjorie Hughes seconded that motion, which passed unanimously.

Dr. Lyle Williams, the school district’s administrative academic officer, said the Thursday, Aug. 6, and Friday, Aug. 7, dates will be used as professional development days for teachers.

“Starting school has been a hot topic, and there’s been several changes around the state,” Williams said. “This is giving the teachers enough time, along with the schools accommodating the parents. We are making sure teachers are prepared and ready to go.”

Superintendent Dr. David Daigneault was not present at the meeting.