School bus stock file photo

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Tangipahoa Parish students will have class on two previously non-instructional days so they can make up learning lost to Hurricane Ida and post-storm recovery.

Friday, Oct. 1 and Monday, Oct. 4 are now full instructional days for teachers and students, the district said Thursday.

Students should report to class at their scheduled bell times.

Friday was set to be a school holiday and Monday had been planned as a teacher-only professional training day.

The school board last Tuesday approved a plan for students to make up 15 days of class time lost to Ida recovery by tacking 25 minutes onto each school day and converting the two non-instructional days to class days.

The school district sustained around $7.2 million in damage from the storm, Superintendent Melissa Stilley said last week.

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