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LAE's COVID Action Task Force

**NEW** LAE's COVID ACTION TASK FORCE reviewed BESE's proposed guidelines for the reopening of schools and added several recommendations.

CLICK HERE to review our suggested revisions to the policy.


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. 

LAE introduces its COVID Action Taskforce from LA Association of Educators on Vimeo.



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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


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.

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