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COVID-19 Reopening Schools Safely

LAE’s top priority is protecting the health and safety of students, educators, and their families. As educators, we all miss our students and are eager to restore some sense of normalcy for them, but we have to weigh the risks along with the benefits of reopening our school facilities. We cannot afford to put one student’s or educator’s life at risk.

COVID Action Task Force

The impact of COVID-19 is far-reaching, with the potential to drastically affect the lives of educators and students across Louisiana. Because the professionals working in our schools have critically important insights into what solutions are best for providing children with the education they deserve, LAE has established a task force of members across the state to examine ways to respond to issues that may arise in the wake of this ongoing health crisis. This team, which we call our COVID Action Taskforce (or CAT Team), will examine state and local positions on all issues related to the pandemic that stand to impact our educators’ working conditions and our students’ learning conditions. 

Committee Members

Dr. Tia Mills – East Baton Rouge Parish *Governance Lead
Jema Cedillo - Lafayette *Committee Chair
Shelly Byron – Vermilion Parish
Tamara Ross – Monroe City
Dawn Jordan – Caddo Parish
Patricia Clark – St. Helena Parish
Jema Cedillo – Lafayette Parish
D’Shay Oaks – Concordia Parish
Storm Matthews - East Baton Rouge Parish

Take Action

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LAE Introduces its COVID Action Task Force

COVID-19 Resources

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The Great Unknown: Adults

10 Tips for Dealing with the Stress of Uncertainty
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The Great Unknown: Kids

How to recognize the signs of stress in youth.
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Stress Management for Kids and Teens

Facing stressors is a fact of life, for children and adults. These strategies can help keep stress in check.

Louisiana Association of Educators

LAE’s mission is to organize and empower educators to promote quality public schools, strengthen the profession, and improve the well-being of public school children across Louisiana.