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Ascension, Livingston, Tangipahoa schools closed Monday

6 years 5 months 22 hours ago Sunday, March 13 2016 Mar 13, 2016 March 13, 2016 3:44 PM March 13, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Kevin Dupuy

AMITE – Schools in Ascension, Livingston and Tangipahoa parishes will not open for class Monday.

According to a Sunday press release, Tangipahoa school officials say all of the public schools in the parish are safe and sustained no significant water damage due to flooding.

Tangipahoa school leaders say classes were canceled due to numerous roads and bridges remaining closed Sunday as well as significant damage to homes and property in the parish.

All other Tangipahoa Parish School System offices will be open Monday. Custodians, maintenances, food service production managers, and all other 12-month staff will report to work Monday.

A spokesperson for the Ascension Parish School said that schools in that parish will also be closed. Emails were sent to parents at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

"Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of our students, faculty and staff, we will cancel school tomorrow. At this point the plan is to reopen for Tuesday, but we will be assessing that decision during the day tomorrow," the email read. "Although the largest impacts are concentrated in the St. Amant High School feeder system, many our our employees that live in the impacted areas work at schools in other feeder systems."

Livingston Parish School officials confirmed to WBRZ News 2's Troy Gaulden that schools will also be closed Monday.

"All Livingston Parish Public Schools will be closed on Monday, March 14th due to the widespread flooding of local waterways and the number of students, bus drivers and teachers affected by the flood," Livingston school officials said. "A shortage of substitutes available to cover bus routes, cafeterias and classrooms will be problematic for the smooth daily operation of schools. Thank you for your understanding. We expect to resume classes on Tuesday in most areas of the parish."

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