Aug 3, 2010 7:11 PM by Melissa Hawkes

Broussard Middle Getting Ready for the New Year


School hasn't officially started yet, but teachers and faculty at Broussard Middle School are hard at work getting ready for the new school year.


Chad Guillory, 6th grade math teacher, said "it's a long process, but that's why you come in early, try to put in those hours to get everything done."


Guillory's room is already set up, others are just getting started.


Teacher Becky Didier said, "I'll pretty much be working on it until the day they come in. I just want everything to be ready."


This next school year there will be more students filling each classroom, but teachers say they will be able to handle it.


Didier said she will have about 25 students per class.


Cindy Stein, 5th grade teacher, said "I'm looking at 28 to 30 per class."


Broussard Middle will be operating with five less teachers because of school board budget cuts.


Broussard Middle School Principal, Jeff Debetaz, said "we have ironed out of the kinks, to make sure we are best meeting the needs of our students


Some teachers are taking on new subjects to compensate for teachers the school has lost. Stein has taught Language Arts for 18 years, but this year she's adding Science and Social Studies to her lesson plans.


"All the cuts that we've had, we've lost a lot of teachers," she said. "So we had to rearrange."


On August 12th the school bell will ring in a new year.



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