Human Geography and U.S. History teacher Karamie Rotolo, right, watches Adryanna Arledge do classwork on the first day of school at Walker High School in Livingston Parish. 

A week and a half after Hurricane Ida hit, some schools in the Baton Rouge area still are not ready to reopen. 

Some districts are making decisions on a case-by-case basis, while others are keeping all schools closed based on the needs of different campuses. Here's the latest:


Thirty-six of Livingston Parish's 49 schools are scheduled to reopen Friday after being assessed for damage.

“Those reopened campuses will allow nearly 80 percent of our students to return to learning this week," said Livingston Parish Schools Superintendent Joe Murphy. "Our enrollment counts show 20,706 students will have a campus to return to this Friday.”

The schools opening Friday, Sept. 10 are as follows: 

  • Denham Springs High School
  • Denham Springs Freshmen
  • Denham Springs Junior
  • Denham Springs Elementary
  • Denham Springs STEM and Robotics Center
  • Doyle High
  • Doyle Elementary
  • Eastside Elementary
  • Freshwater Elementary
  • Gray’s Creek Elementary
  • Juban Parc Junior High
  • Juban Parc Elementary
  • Levi Milton Elementary
  • Lewis Vincent Elementary
  • LPLTC Virtual
  • Livingston Virtual
  • Live Oak High School
  • Live Oak Junior High
  • Live Oak Middle
  • Live Oak Elementary
  • North Corbin Junior High
  • North Corbin Elementary
  • North Live Oak Elementary
  • Northside Elementary
  • Pathways/Adult Ed/ ELEC
  • Pine Ridge
  • Seventh Ward Elementary
  • South Fork Elementary
  • South Live Oak Elementary
  • South Walker Elementar
  • Southside Elementary
  • Southside Junior High
  • Walker High
  • Walker Junior High
  • Walker Elementary
  • Westside Junior High

“It is our priority to ensure our campuses are safe, that they have clean water and basic Internet and phone service, and that the busses servicing those schools have safe and accessible routes,” Murphy said. “While not every campus in our system is able to open at this time, we want to begin getting as many students as we can back in the classroom.”

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The schools unable to open on Friday will continue to be assessed to determine when they will become functional again, Murphy said. They are as follows:

  • Albany Lower Elementary
  • Albany Upper Elementary
  • Albany Middle School
  • Albany High School
  • Frost School
  • Maurepas School
  • Springfield Elementary
  • Springfield Middle School
  • Springfield High School
  • CABS Center
  • French Settlement Elementary
  • French Settlement High
  • Holden


Officials announced late Wednesday that all but six schools in Ascension Parish will return in-person on Thursday, Sept. 9, with a delayed start by one hour and a relaxed dress code. 

The six schools unable to accommodate students are as follows:

  • Donaldsonville High
  • East Ascension High
  • Gonzales Middle
  • Lowery Elementary
  • Lowery Middle
  • Sorrento Primary

At those locations, students will participate in remote learning. 


In Assumption Parish, schools will start on Monday, Sept. 13. Buses will also run beginning that day. 

"Yesterday, we met as a district leadership team to complete our needs assessment," a post on the Assumption Parish Schools Facebook page said. "System leaders expressed the importance of having the upcoming weekend to prepare for school rather than returning on Friday."

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