Livingston Parish to open additional schools next week

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Holden School Principal Kris Roundtree, center, helps the school’s custodians, Teresa Barton, left, and Lenelda Poche, right, sweep a room that was damaged by Hurricane Ida. Holden is one of five schools that is scheduled to reopen on Monday. Photo courtesy of Livingston Parish Schools.

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Livingston Parish School Superintendent Joe Murphy announced that on Monday, Sept. 13 additional school sites will re-open to students.

Livingston Parish schools to reopen on Monday include: the CABS Center, Holden School, French Settlement Elementary, French Settlement High School and Frost School.

“Thanks to the efforts of so many to secure our campuses and restore power, water and connectivity to our sites, we will be able to open five additional schools on Monday,” Murphy said. “This is in addition to the 36 sites that open tomorrow. All totaled, we expect 41 or our 49 campuses to be reopened to our students by Monday.”

All employees for those five sites will return to work on Friday, Sept. 10, Murphy said.

“We know this is a challenging time for all our families as so many continue to struggle with the damage caused by Hurricane Ida,” Murphy said. “We ask for continued support and prayers as we work together to safely put our communities back together and rise above the obstacles in our way.”

Murphy said he wants to caution parents to be patient with the district’s bus drivers who will begin navigating the parish’s debris-cluttered roads on Friday.

“We’re asking our parents to be patient and to work with our bus drivers to keep our children safe,” Murphy said. “Parents can contact their bus drivers if they have any questions about the stop locations and times. We’re also asking any families who have relocated because of the storm to also contact their bus drivers and inform them of the change.”

Downed power lines continue to drape over the entrance gate of Springfield Middle School. No date has been announced yet for the reopening of the Springfield area schools. Photo and caption courtesy of Livingston Parish Schools.

Schools in Albany, Maurepas and Springfield will remain closed without a scheduled date for re-opening.

Nine guardsmen and women with the 276th National Guard Engineering Company are still being housed in the Albany High School gymnasium, according to Murphy.

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