2 Caddo Schools Remain Closed Because of No Power
Two Caddo Parish Schools will not open for in person class today because of no power.
Caddo Middle Magnet School and Eden Gardens Fundamental Elementary School will provide virtual instruction through the district’s Canvas learning platform.
All Bossier schools are back open today.
Caddo school leaders are working with SWEPCO crews to restore power to the campuses and surrounding communities.
Students will not be penalized if they do not have a device or do not have power or utilities at home to access coursework.
“We are incredibly thankful for our maintenance crews who have worked since Thursday to prepare our schools to greet students and for our partners at SWEPCO that have gone above and beyond to restore power to schools throughout our district in addition to thousands of homes and businesses,” Superintendent of Caddo Schools Dr. T. Lamar Goree said in a statement Sunday.
“We look to reopen the two remaining buildings on Tuesday once we can be assured power will be operational.”
All other schools will get back to the normal schedule.
But that's not the case in other school districts.
Natchitoches Parish schools will not be opening until possibly September 8th as a result of widespread outages across the parish. Schools were tentatively set to reopen today.
Superintendent Grant Eloi says
The Natchitoches Parish School Board’s thoughts and prayers are with our entire community and state. We are thankful that none of our schools received major damage. As you all know, the vast majority of the parish is without power and will continue to be without power for the foreseeable future.
Power is not the only issue in Natchitoches. Many rural roads leading to some of the schools are still impassable.
Also in Natchitoches, Northwestern State University has cancelled all in-person and online classes through Labor Day and will resume on Sept. 8.
Sabine Parish schools are closed through Wednesday. All DeSoto schools, except Stanley High will be back open.