Schools, state offices closed Thursday due to possible severe weather
All schools and most state offices will be closed due to the threat of severe weather Thursday.
The Division of Administration announced Wednesday evening that all state offices would close Thursday. Agency heads are responsible for determining which personnel are necessary.
A statement from the mayor's office says all City-Parish offices will be closed Thursday as well.
The Clerk of Court's Office, 19th Judicial District Court, EBR Parish Family Court, and EBR Parish Juvenile Court, and the Baton Rouge City Court will be closed. Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office buildings (east and west) will close at 10 a.m.
The 23rd Judicial District of Ascension, Assumption, and St. James, along with the Ascension Parish Court will close at 11:30 a.m. The court will also be closed for Good Friday.
The 21st Judicial District Court, 21st Judges, 21st District Attorney's Office, Tangipahoa Parish Clerk of Court, Livingston Parish Clerk of Court, and St. Helena Parish Clerk of Court will close at noon.
Also closing Thursday, April 18th:
-EBR Parish libraries
-EBR Sheriff's Office
-Livingston Parish Council on Aging
-St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office
Even though LSU is on Spring Break this week, all events and activities at the campus Thursday are canceled. The university says essential personnel should check with their supervisors to see if they're needed.
Baton Rouge Catholic schools follow the openings and closings of public schools in the district schools are located. The full list can be found below.
Amite Christian Academy
Advantage Charter Academt
Baker School District
Camelot College (Baton Rouge)
Central Private School
Christ Covenant Preschool
Denham Springs Beauty College
Denham Springs Christian Academy
East Baton Rouge Parish
Episcopal School of Baton Rouge
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
Iberville Parish School District
IDEA Public School
ITI Technical College
Jehovah-Jireh Christian Academy and Learning Center
Kenilworth Science and Technology School
Livingston Parish Public Schools
Louisiana Culinary Institue
Madison Preparatory Academy
Martin Luther King Christian Academy
Runnels School and Runnels School Preschool
Southeastern Louisiana University
Southern University Lab
St. James Episcopal Day School
St. Joseph's Academy
St. Helena Parish School District
Tangipahoa Parish Schools
Trinity Christian Academy
West Feliciana Parish School System
Wilkinson County Schools
Zachary Community School District
This story will be updated as more schools announce changes.
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