FILE:  EBBD

 

SCHOOL CLOSING AND CANCELLATION

 

 

The Superintendent shall be authorized to announce the closing of schools if prevailing or potential hazards threaten the safety and well-being of pupils, staff, or school property.  Public announcements and releases to news media shall be made or approved by the Superintendent or designee.

 

EMERGENCIES

 

If students have reported to school and an emergency arises during the school day, students may be dismissed early.  Such dismissal shall be only by direction of the Superintendent.  In the event of dismissal during the school day, all educational and building employees are to continue their work, unless otherwise notified by the Superintendent.  The Superintendent's office will notify news media and other such persons and organizations as necessary of the decision to dismiss early.  In cases where students are dismissed early, teachers are expected to supervise all students under their jurisdiction until they have departed from the school campus.

 

FUNERALS

 

One or more local schools may be closed or dismissed early for funerals of persons in the community.  Such closure shall be at the direction of the Superintendent.

 

 

Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยง17:81

Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators, Bulletin 741, Louisiana Department of Education

 

Avoyelles Parish School Board