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Freezing temperatures and ice prompted schools in the Baton Rouge region to close or move to 100% virtual on Wednesday.

Temperatures Tuesday morning were in the 20s, setting record lows for the date. While the area has seen colder days, that this polar plunge occurred this late in February was exceptional. 

These schools will be closed Wednesday:

  • LSU
  • Southern University Baton Rouge's campus is closed, which includes the law school and ag center. Remote and online classes that were already scheduled to occur Wednesday will continue as planned.
  • All Baton Rouge Community College sites
  • Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
  • Baker City Public Schools
  • Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School
  • Livingston Parish Public Schools
  • St. John Interparochial Catholic School in Plaquemine
  • West Baton Rouge Public Schools
  • Advantage Charter Academy in Baker
  • Hosanna Christian Academy

These schools will be 100% virtual on Wednesday:

  • Capitol High in Baton Rouge
  • IDEA Bridge in Baton Rouge
  • IDEA Innovation in Baton Rouge
  • IDEA University Prep in Baton Rouge

These schools will start later on Wednesday:

  • Moore Career College

This list will be updated with any changes. Do you have a school to add? Send information to