Public schools in Lafayette Parish will be closed Thursday, March 10, 2016, due to the threat of heavy rain and local flooding.
Ramona Bernard, the school board’s Director of Risk Management, issued a statement this afternoon saying the decision was made “Out of an abundance of caution.”
School principals will be on call in case they are needed on Thursday. Bernard said custodians will be checking school facilities throughout the day to assess “conditions for re-opening schools.”
The school board will “assess conditions Thursday regarding re-opening (schools) on Friday,” according to Bernard.
LPSS Adult Education day and night classes, including high-stakes testing, are also canceled for Thursday, March 10.
Tonight’s regularly scheduled school board meeting will still go on as usual.
- The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is closely monitoring weather forecasts for impending thunderstorm conditions. There are no plans at this time to cancel classes or close the university. If any changes are warranted, or in the event of an immediate weather condition, the Emergency Notification System will be activated.