Orleans Parish School Board is closing schools and its central administrative offices because of diminished pumping capacity on the east bank of New Orleans.
Below is a list of school closures in New Orleans.
(This list will be updated when we receive notification from individual schools.)
The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board lost service to one of its power turbines, which provides power to a majority of the city’s pumping stations serving the East Bank of New Orleans.
A turbine on Claiborne Ave. caught fire and apparently caused the problem.
As a result, the system’s capacity to drain storm water from the streets is diminished further for the East Bank of New Orleans, west of the Industrial Canal. This does not affect New Orleans East, Lower Ninth Ward and Algiers.
Esperanza Charter School on South Carrollton Avenue is closed due the potential for flooding
Catholic schools in Orleans Parish
Lafayette Academy Charter School on South Carrollton Avenue has canceled a professional development seminar for teachers and a parent orientation
Encore Academy on Arts Street
Lake Area High School on Paris Avenue
Pierre Capdau Elementary on St. Roch Avenue
Nelson Charter School on St. Bernard Avenue
All schools run directly by the Orleans Parish School Board, central administrative offices
Cohen College Prep on Dryades Street
Crocker College Prep on Marengo Street
Sylvanie Williams College Prep on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Hoffman Early Childhood Development on Marengo Street ( 1 p.m. dismissal)
Morris Jeff Community School
InspireNOLA campuses - Edna Karr High School, McMain Secondary School, Alice Harte Charter School, 42 Charter School and Andrew Wilson Charter School
All KIPP schools in New Orleans
Algiers Charter schools
Abramson Science Academy
Livingston Collegiate Academy
G.W. Carver High School
Edgar P. Harney Charter School
Samuel J. Green
Joseph S. Clark
Benjamin Franklin High School