ATTENTION parents and guardians of students attending Calcasieu Parish Schools. The school board's Public Information Officer, Holly Holland just released the following message:

January 8, 2024


Early Dismissal for CPSB schools and facilities

Due to significant sustained winds combined with the threat of severe weather, all Calcasieu Parish Schools and facilities will close at 11:45 a.m. today, January 8.


Transporting students safely via school bus becomes concerning when sustained winds reach a certain threshold. The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our primary focus, and we feel that dismissing early is in their best interest.


Lunch will be served prior to dismissal, and students will be dismissed following normal transportation plans. School will resume as normal, tomorrow, January 9.


For more details concerning early dismissal, call the Calcasieu Parish School Board at  (337) 217.4180 ext. 2510. Be safe everyone and be sure to tune into the local news to stay up to date on the weather conditions in the area.

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