UPDATE: Four schools in the St. Martinville area that were shut down early on Wednesday due to the city shutting off its water service, will re-open on Thursday.
Superintendent of Schools Lottie Beebe says students from the Early Learning Academy, St. Martinville Primary, Jr. High and Sr. High were dismissed at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon.
“Provisions have been made to accomodate all water related issues throughout these schoools and bottled water has been sent to those schools for consuption,” according to Beebe.
ORIGINAL: ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (KLFY) – City officials tell News 10’s Dalfred Jones that students will be sent home from public schools in St. Martinville due to the city shutting off water service at 1 p.m.
Officials expect the water to be shut off for about four to five hours. A boil water advisory will follow once water is restored.
Superintendent of St. Martin Parish Schools Dr. Lottie Beebe said students will be dismissed from schools in the city at 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Beebe also said school buses were being moved into place to pick up students.
Parents will be notified through JCall.