July 16, 2020 | The Lens NOLA
On Wednesday, CODOFIL announced in a press release that the teachers qualified for an exception to the proclamation,
which allows visas to be granted for “for existing exchange programs with a bilateral agreement, or for specialized teachers in accredited educational institutions.”
The exception will allow 49 French teachers and 21 Spanish teachers to work in Louisiana.
As recently as last week, state agencies were saying it appeared unlikely the teachers would make it in time for the school year to start. The latest announcement doesn’t make it explicitly clear when the teachers would arrive.
A department release said “School systems can anticipate welcoming these new International Associate Teachers in the early fall.”