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List of schools in Acadiana closing early today

Posted at 11:41 AM, Apr 04, 2019

In Calcasieu Parish, Frasch Elementary School will remain closed for students Friday, April 5, due to continued clean-up from today’s water main issue. School will resume as normal on Monday, April 8.


Iberia Parish public schools will be closing two hours early today, officials say.

There are widespread outages and flooding, officials said.


Lafayette Parish Schools Will Dismiss Early on Thursday, April 4, 2019

Due to the heavy rain and thunderstorms, all Lafayette Parish Schools will close 30 minutes earlier
than their regular dismissal time. Transportation for parochial schools will also run 30 minutes
earlier than normal. The National Weather Service is predicting a window of calmer weather this
afternoon, and the district is attempting to transport students home during this period of quieter
weather activity



Vermilion Parish School Superintendent Jerome Puyau says that some schools in the parish will have an early dismissal due to weather conditions.

Puyau says that schools will have staggered dismissal times. The reason is that several schools use the same buses for transportation.

The following is a list of scheduled closure times:

At 12:00 pm

  • Kaplan Elementary
  • Indian Bayou Elementary
  • Geuydan High School
  • Jessie Owens Elementary

At 12:30 pm

  • Rene Rost
  • Kaplan High School

At 1:00 pm

  • Forked Island Elementary
  • Seventh Ward Elementary

Puyau says that parents can pick up their children from school before dismissal but several schools are currently testing. The dismissal times ensure that all testing is complete for the day.

The closure at Kaplan Elementary is due to sewage and drainage issues.