SHOULD ALL THE SCHOOLS IN THE PARISH FOLLOW THE SAME SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR?
In Avoyelles Parish this year, the Avoyelles Parish public schools have a four-day week, longer school day with the first day for students being Aug. 13. Parochial schools maintained the five-day school week used in the past with a first day of Aug. 12. Avoyelles Public Charter School began July 29 with a five-day school week using a "year-round" or "balanced" school calendar that more evenly distributes school holidays throughout a longer school year. Red River Charter School will begin on Aug. 20 with a four-day school week.