Fox 8: School Closings Thursday After Flood Threat


(Fox 8) A list of school closures in New Orleans following Mayor Landrieu's warning of a flood threat thanks to a fire at one of the Sewerage and Water Board's power turbines, possibly affecting pumping capacity for part of the East Bank.

UPDATE 7:15 a.m.: All Orleans Parish schools are closed Thursday out of an abundance of caution.

  • 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 

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