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JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed September 5; Set to Reopen September 6

All Jefferson Parish Public School System schools and administration buildings will be closed Wednesday, September 5, 2018 due to the unknown overnight impact of Tropical Storm Gordon. JPPSS students and employees should not report to school or work on September 5. All JPPSS schools and administration buildings will reopen on their normal schedule Thursday, September 6 after our emergency management and facilities teams have assured safe conditions for students and employees.

The safety of our students and employees is our top responsibility. Tropical Storm Gordon is expected to make landfall east of Jefferson Parish as a Category 1 hurricane. Jefferson Parish is expected to face winds throughout the night in excess of 50 mph. The most significant winds are expected in our area between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. We cannot predict the status of electricity and building readiness for a safe and productive start to school Wednesday morning. Our teams plan to access facilities Wednesday and prepare them for a safe, regular opening on Thursday morning.

JPPSS will continue to monitor the weather with local authorities. For the latest announcements, visit jpschools.org, our mobile app, or the district’s Facebook or Twitter (@jppss) channels.