Pandemic Relief Guidance and Resources

Investing to Achieve!
Louisiana's Plan for Learning Recovery

On April 15, 2020, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a proclamation closing K-12 public schools in Louisiana to students until the end of the school year, with students getting their education via remote learning, in an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19. Since Louisiana’s school facilities first closed in response to the pandemic, school systems and the Department prioritized the safety of students and staff. 

In anticipation of school facility closure or modified operations in the 2020-2021 academic year, the Department focused on supporting school systems with preparing for a strong start, developing comprehensive plans to ensure all students had access to continuous quality teaching and learning, whether virtual, in-person, or hybrid.

Now, one year later, the Department is working with school systems to create comprehensive plans that prioritize safety, with additional efforts focused on:

  • Getting back to in-person teaching and learning safely

  • Assessing and addressing academic needs and accelerate learning

  • Meeting the social-emotional and mental health needs of our students and educators

To support school systems with planning for and budgeting new pandemic relief funds the LDOE has launched Achieve! (pre-K-12) and Believe! (Early Childhood)The Pandemic Relief Library contains links to resources for Achieve! and Believe!, as well as resources previously made available to districts during the pandemic. The library will be updated as additional resources and information become available.

Pandemic Relief Library

LDOE Federal Relief Funding Dashboard

Federal Support & Grantee Relations Library

COVID-19 Library

Strong Start 2020 Library

School Reopening Dashboard*

*These links can only be accessed via Chrome.



in person digital learning

distance learning

Tools for Parents

LPB Learning @ Home

Family Support Toolbox

Find Your Child Care Provider

The Louisiana Department of Education is compiling links to system and school reopening plans. The Department, as well as Louisiana systems and schools, are in communication with medical experts. Reopening plans are subject to change. Please check with your system or school to ensure you have the most updated information.


Additional Information

LDOE will continue to provide updates to our school systems as new information becomes available. Please look for this information in the weekly newsletter, Monthly System Leader Call, and Monthly Federal Support and Grantee Relations Call.

Please contact with questions about Achieve!.

For additional information about COVID-19, visit the Louisiana Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites. You can also contact the Louisiana 211 Network by dialing 211, or text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211.

For additional education-specific information, visit the COVID-19 library and the Newsroom. You can also email

LDH Information and Resources

CDC Information and Resources