Schools & offices closed Wednesday due to severe weather

The East Baton Rouge Public School System as well as other local schools have canceled school for tomorrow, Dec. 14, due to severe weather and guidance from local and state agencies.

Superintendent Sito Narcisse announced that all classes will be canceled for tomorrow, even though it is exam week. His office says they are making this decision “out of an abundance of caution” to protect the safety of students and the entire community.

Other districts that are canceled Wednesday are:

  • West Baton Rouge
  • Holy Family School in West Baton Rouge Parish
  • West Feliciana
  • East Feliciana
  • Iberville
  • Central
  • Zachary
  • Ascension
  • Livingston

The Tangipahoa Parish Public Schools will begin dismissal at noon today, Dec. 14, and the schools will be closed by 1 pm. All after school activities are also canceled.

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is announcing that state offices in 12 parishes will close tomorrow, Dec. 14, in expectation of severe weather. The parishes closed are Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Lafayette, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Landry, St. Martin, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.

All agency heads are responsible for determining those essential personnel who should remain on duty, report for duty or those who should report to alternate work sites as necessary. Officials continue to monitor conditions throughout the state, and this announcement may be updated. This office closure applies to all nonessential employees, including those authorized to work from home due to COVID-19.

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