Bossier Parish Schools welcomes students for 2022-23 school year

Published: Aug. 10, 2022 at 4:46 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2022 at 6:43 AM CDT
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BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KSLA) - It’s the first day of school for some Bossier Parish students

First through 12th-grade Bossier Parish students returned to the classroom Wednesday, Aug. 10.

At Bossier Parish School for Technology and Innovative Learning in Bossier City (BPSTIL), the district launched a new pilot program: the 8th-grade academy.

A total of 120 of the more than 700 students who applied were selected for the program. Those students will start and end each day at their home middle school. However, during the day, students will take buses to BPSTIL. Participating students earn credits toward their high school “major.”

To be clear, these credits do not go toward college courses. Instead, the “majors” are pathways for the students to focus on. Enrolled students can choose from engineering, digital arts, agricultural science and automotive technology.

The district spokesperson also told KSLA it’s dealing with inflation challenges just like everyone else.

For example, she said, food for lunch programs and fuel for buses costs more.

Bossier Parish kindergartners start Aug. 17 and Pre-K starts Aug. 24.

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