BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Livingston Parish School Superintendent Joe Murphy announced that the four schools in the Albany community will re-open for students on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
The four schools in Albany that will re-open on Tuesday include Albany Lower Elementary, Albany Upper Elementary, Albany Middle School and Albany High School.
“We are glad to announce that recovery efforts in the Albany community have moved at a faster pace than originally anticipated, allowing all schools in that community to reopen early next week,” Murphy said.
School employees will return to work on Monday to prepare for the students’ return.
Albany High School gymnasium has housed members of the National Guard since before Hurricane Ida made landfall on August 29. The guardsmen are scheduled to leave the campus in advance of Tuesday’s reopening.
While four more schools have re-opened, Livingston Parish still has schools awaiting re-opening dates. These schools include Maurepas School, Springfield Elementary, Springfield Middle School and Springfield High School.
“The reopening process has been a day-by-day effort,” Murphy said. “We are hoping to receive word that those remaining schools without power will be back up and running soon. As quickly as we can determine that services have been restored and that the campuses are safe, we will make that announcement.
“And while our Albany campuses now have power, drinking water and communication and Internet services, we know that many residents in the surrounding area are still without those services, so we will be working with those families to help them get their children back on our campuses,” Murphy said.