Livingston Parish announces which schools to reopen, weekend athletic events

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Published: Sep. 8, 2021 at 12:17 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 13, 2021 at 2:25 PM CDT
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The following information is from Livingston Parish Public Schools.

LIVINGSTON, La. (WAFB) - Livingston Parish School Superintendent Joe Murphy announced that the three schools in the Springfield community will reopen to student attendance on Wednesday (Sept. 15), and employees of those schools will return to work tomorrow (Sept. 14), in preparation of the students’ return

Most Livingston Parish school sites reopened to student attendance on Friday, Sept. 10, following eight days of closure because of damage caused by Hurricane Ida that made landfall on Aug. 29.

“The return of those schools will mean that all but one of Livingston Parish’s schools – 48 out of 49 schools – will be back in operation this week.

Only Maurepas School, which is currently without power, remains closed.

“We are very appreciative of the recovery effort that we are seeing throughout our parish that has allowed all but one of our schools to schedule for reopening,” Murphy said.

He noted that most schools (36) in the parish opened last week, while five schools reopened today and four schools in Albany will reopen tomorrow. Employees for all those schools were back on their campuses by today.

“The reopening process has been a day-by-day effort,” Murphy said. “We are anxiously awaiting word from the power company that our remaining campus will be back online soon. As soon as we know that Maurepas School has restored power and that all is safe, we will be making an announcement to return students to that campus as soon as possible.”

Livingston Parish Schools has 26,546 students enrolled in grades K-12 and nearly 4,000 employees who work in the district. The current enrollment is the district’s largest student population ever, making it one of the state’s largest public school districts.

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