Baton Rouge, LA (June 25, 2020) – The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) commends the Louisiana Departments of Education and Health for releasing a detailed plan to re-open schools across the state.
"Public health officials and education leaders should be commended for prioritizing a safe re-opening for public schools," said LABI Senior Vice President Camille Conaway. "Experts nationwide point to the need to balance immediate health risks with the long-term physical and mental health of our students, and this plan offers detailed safety guidance to best support student learning in-person as well as policies for high-quality hybrid and virtual learning when necessary."
In April, LABI issued a series of recommendations to address challenges across Louisiana's educational system, including early childhood, K-12 and higher education, as well as workforce development. To read LABI's complete recommendations, click HERE.
Conaway added: "Tens of thousands of Louisianans have worked safely throughout the COVID crisis. Safe school re-opening is critical not just to allow for more parents to return to work and support their families, but to ensure our students do not fall further behind."
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About the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry was organized in 1975 to represent Louisiana businesses, serving as both the state chamber of commerce and state manufacturers association. LABI’s primary goal is to foster a climate for economic growth by championing the principles of the free enterprise system and representing the general interest of the business community through active involvement in the political, legislative, judicial and regulatory processes. Find out more information at www.labi.org.