September 14, 2021
Hardship Relief Grants for JFT Members
JFT members impacted by Hurricane Ida can apply for Hardship Relief Grants from AFT.
Applications are due October 1st.
Louisiana law requires all school districts to have a certain number of instructional minutes each year (Louisiana Law RS 17:154.1). Educators, students and their families have experienced a number of issues related to COVID and the results of a catastrophic hurricane.
JFT, along with other locals affected by Hurricane Ida, will work with our state affiliate, the Louisiana Federation of Teachers, on a comprehensive plan to request a waiver of instructional minutes for this school year, as many are in the process of rebuilding their homes and lives. We believe, first and foremost, an emphasis should be placed on the social emotional needs of our students and their families in order for any type of instruction to be effective.
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