Hello, this is a message from Dale Skinner, superintendent of Natchitoches Parish Schools. Due to the air conditioning not working properly for at least two of the inner-city schools, the first day of school will be delayed until Monday, August 12. I would like to thank all the school faculty and staff members that have worked in extreme temperatures to prepare for our students return to school. Scheduled repairs were anticipated being completed prior to the original school start date; however, due to circumstances beyond our control the repairs were not completed. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.