2022-2023 Operational Plan
July 25, 2022
This plan helps to support safe, in-person learning for K-12 campuses, and keep them open, while managing the spread of COVID-19. Based on COVID-19 Community levels, the plan provides flexibility so that protocols can be modified to changing local situations, including periods of increased community health impacts from COVID-19.
COVID-19 Vaccination Policies
The Iberia Parish School Board does not have a policy that requires vaccinations for students or staff. Vaccinations and boosters are encouraged. Immunization planning resources can be found on the Louisiana Department of Health website.
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, should be tested for COVID-19.
Parent & Employee Protocols and Screening Overview
Parents of students and employees are encouraged to self monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to arrival on campus. Individuals with a temperature should not report to school or work. Click HERE for school COVID-19 screening decision chart for parents/students and staff members. This procedure is adapted from the Louisiana Department of Health. Individuals must stay home, inform the school and notify their healthcare provider if he/she has fever and/or have two or more of the following symptoms:
Fever (100.4 or higher)
Shortness of breath
Chest pain, cough, body aches or fatigue
GI symptoms (nausea, diarrhea), loss of taste, loss of smell
Other flu or cold-like symptoms such as headache, sore throat, or congestion.
An individual must stay home if he/she is experiencing COVID-like symptoms (fever and/or any two or more COVID-19 symptoms) Students will be adequately supervised until the student is picked up. It will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian to promptly pick up the student from school.
Requirements to return to school/work for symptomatic or COVID-19 positive individuals:
1. Five (5) days after symptom onset OR five (5) days after testing positive if you have no symptoms. Day 6-10 return to school or work wearing a mask. If school cannot ensure masking for 5 days, then the individual should isolate for the full 10 days.
2. 24 hours fever-free without the use of fever-reducing meds
3. Significant improvement of symptoms
4. A written letter from Healthcare Provider with an alternate diagnosis
Enhanced Safety Measures
Visitors on Campus
The safety of our staff and students is our main concern. Currently our schools are open to visitors. Individuals who are positive for COVID 19, experiencing COVID 19 symptoms, or who have been in contact with a positive individual should not be visiting a school campus.
Public comments and questions are welcomed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.