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Four-Day School Week in Avoyelles Parish (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-03-22

Duration: 00:07:01

Subjects: Education | Avoyelles Parish School System


  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Gagnard, Nicole Interviewee
  • Dauzat, Blaine Interviewee
  • Bonton, Carrie Interviewee


This segment from the March 22, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Natasha Williams’ report on the Avoyelles Parish School Board voting to implement a four-day school week for the 2019-2020 school year. Williams reports that the teachers in the Avoyelles Parish School System are the lowest paid in the state. She interviews: Nicole Gagnard, the principal at Marksville Elementary School; Blaine Dauzat, the superintendent of the Avoyelles Parish Public Schools; and Carrie Bonton, parent.