Several schools are closed in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida, which is now a tropical storm, with rain and wind over the state.
Here is a list of some of the closures:
New Orleans Parish: All schools and facilities are closed until further notice, New Orleans public schools said in a statement on Monday. Large power outages make the reopening of schools unclear, the statement said. New Orleans public schools have 44,631 students, according to the district’s website.
Jefferson Parish: The neighboring Jefferson Parish school district also remains closed for in-person and distance learning at least until tomorrow, according to a post on its website.
St. Tammany Parish: Public schools in St. Tammany Parish are closed until further notice, according to a post on the district’s website.
Public schools of the parish of Saint-Bernard: Public schools in St. Bernard Parish will remain closed until further notice due to the power outage suffered during the storm, the district said in a post on its website. According to the district message, the decision to close “was made in close consultation with government officials in the St. Bernard Parish and includes all district and school events and activities.”
Terrebonne Parish School District: The 36 schools and office buildings in the Terrebonne Parish School District will remain closed until further notice, according to an article posted on the district’s Facebook page. “Our thoughts and prayers are with our entire community as we come together to recover from Hurricane Ida,” the district said in the message.
St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools: Saint-Jean-Baptiste parish offices and schools will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday in order to fully assess the extent of the damage, the district said in a statement posted on its website. “It will also give families the opportunity to do the same in our community,” the statement said. “Please look forward to the updates on Wednesday morning school closures.”
Tangipahoa parish school system: In a statement posted on its website, the Tangipaho Parish school system said it could potentially be without power for at least three to five days. Schools remain closed on Tuesday, the statement said. “Once this is safe, we will assess our campuses after the storm and let families and staff know when we can safely reopen our schools,” the statement said.
Public schools of Saint-Charles parish: “All public schools and offices in St. Charles Parish are closed until further notice due to the impacts of Hurricane Ida,” the district said in a post on its website.
Archdiocese of New Orleans: In-person and virtual instruction for all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New Orleans will not return until September 6 at the earliest, according to a statement the Archdiocese posted on its website today. “The archdiocese and school leaders will spend the next week assessing the damage and planning,” the statement said. The archdiocese oversees more than 60 schools in 10 parishes, according to the archdiocese’s website.