In-school suspension is open at N.P. Moss Prep. The Lafayette Parish School District anticipates that the renovations should be completed by December 31st.
The school principal, Jody Duhon says 115 students are currently enrolled in the school's suspension program long-term at Moss Prep. Long-term is a minimum of 30 days. The short-term suspension program called TLC is also open at the school.
The 2 to 3 day suspension seats are available to schools within the district. Duhon says there's still room to grow. "Currently we offer 40 spots a day in that site and we are looking to expand that site very shortly."
In-school suspension at N.P. Moss is to be unlike the old days - when a detention room was the unruly class and students enjoyed downtime as opposed to learning. "The school will offer lots of different things to help them adjust their behavior to help them be successful when they return back to their home school," adds Duhon.
Bradley Cruice is the Lafayette School System's director of Health and Wellness. A student may or may not be referred to his department; especially if they're at the school for a short period of time. "If they're already on the plan, they may get intervention and then follow those same interventions they were using at their base school."
Plus, the school district says the landscaping that's being done in the front of the school is being paid for through a private donation.