"However, that day did not count as an instructional day," said Morris Busby, Webster Parish School Board Secondary supervisor.
"It was really becoming useless, because that day did not count as an instructional day, we were running buses, which was costing money and repeating instructions and directions to students who didn't show up on the half day."
said student records were physically moved in the past and technology has made that practice obsolete.
"Computer systems allow for student records to move electronically from school to school with the student," he said.
"The half day was helpful in the past because student records had to be moved from one building or location to another.
"The half-day was also helpful because it allowed time for paperwork," he
"We still have to have new enrollment cards for each student each year, because the state requires us to.
Sometimes student information changes, and we need to update the records."
said parents of children who attended Webster Parish
schools last year will need to fill out paperwork, but their students are already registered.
"Because we will start the school year with a full day, we need students who are new to the parish to come in those first two weeks of August," Busby
"If they wait until the first day of school, it will be hectic."
suggested calling schools and speaking with secretaries to make sure someone will be available at the school to help register students.