LIVINGSTON, La. (BRPROUD) – Only one school remains closed in Livingston Parish. The reason it remains closed is because it does not have power at this time.
This after the Livingston Parish Public Schools announced the reopening of Springfield Elementary, Springfield Middle School and Springfield High School.
Students are returning to school in the Springfield community on Wednesday, September 15.
The Livingston Parish Public Schools provided details about this decision below:
Livingston Parish School Superintendent Joe Murphy announced today that the three schools in the Springfield community will reopen to student attendance on Wednesday (Sept. 15), and employees of those schools will return to work tomorrow (Sept. 14), in preparation of the students’ return.
The three schools that will reopen Wednesday (Sept. 15) include Springfield Elementary, Springfield Middle School and Springfield High School.
The return of those schools will mean that all but one of Livingston Parish’s schools – 48 out of 49 schools – will be back in operation this week. Only Maurepas School, which is currently without power, remains closed.
“We are very appreciative of the recovery effort that we are seeing throughout our parish that has allowed all but one of our schools to schedule for reopening,” Murphy said.
He noted that most schools (36) in the parish opened last week, while five schools reopened today and four schools in Albany will reopen tomorrow. Employees for all those schools were back on their campuses by today.
“The reopening process has been a day-by-day effort,” Murphy said. “We are anxiously awaiting word from the power company that our remaining campus will be back online soon. As soon as we know that Maurepas School has restored power and that all is safe, we will be making an announcement to return students to that campus as soon as possible.”
Livingston Parish Schools has 26,546 students enrolled in grades K-12 and nearly 4,000 employees who work in the district. The current enrollment is the district’s largest student population ever, making it one of the state’s largest public school districts.