School closures in SWLA, effective Monday

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the closing of all K-12 public schools statewide, starting...
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the closing of all K-12 public schools statewide, starting Monday Mar. 16.(KPLC)
Updated: Mar. 13, 2020 at 3:50 PM CDT
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Gov. John Bel Edwards announced he signed a proclamation that immediately halts any gathering of more than 250 people until Monday, April 13, closes all K-12 public schools statewide effective Monday, March 16.

The Governor addressed this order at 3 p.m. Friday afternoon in a joint media briefing with New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell at New Orleans City Hall.

In Calcasieu Parish, all CPSB schools, facilities and events will be closed until April 13.

Public Information Officer Holly Holland said All CPSB Central Office personnel and school-level administrators will still report to work on Monday, Mar. 16, as normal until further notice.

Holland said they will provide updates to families and the general public by 4 p.m. every Friday, starting on Friday, March 20.

The superintendent of Catholic schools in the diocese of Lake Charles said since this is an executive order, they will follow the order and close all catholic schools in Southwest Louisiana.

Private schools have also followed suit. Here are some of the closures below, omitting colleges and universities:


Elizabeth HighKinder Elementary, Middle, & HighOberlin Elementary & High
Fairview HighOakdale Elementary, Middle, & HighReeves High


Carver ElementaryEast Beauregard Elementary & HighMerryville High SchoolSinger High School
Deridder Jr. High & HighK.R. Hanchey ElementaryPine Wood ElementarySouth Beauregard Upper Elementary, Elementary, & High


Barbe Elementary & HighGillis ElementaryLife Christian AcademySt. John’s Elementary
Bell CityHenning ElementaryMaplewood Elementary & MiddleSt. Louis Catholic High
Brentwood ElementaryHenry Heights ElementaryMolo MiddleSt. Margaret Catholic School
Clifton ElementaryHunter Head StartMoss Bluff Elementary & MiddleSt. Theodore Holy Family
College Oaks ElementaryImmaculate ConceptionNelson ElementaryStarks
College St. Vocational CenterIowa HighOak Park Elementary & MiddleSulphur High & 9th grade campus
Combre-Fondel ElementaryJohn F. Kennedy ElementaryOur Lady Immaculate Catholic SchoolVincent Settlement Elementary
Cooley ElementaryJohnson ElementaryOur Lady Queen of HeavenVinton Elementary, Middle, & High
Cypress Cove ElementaryKaufman ElementaryOur Lady’s SchoolWashington Marion High
Dequincy Primary, Elementary, Middle, & HighLagrange HighPearl Watson ElementaryWatkins Elementary
Dolby ElementaryLake Charles Charter AcademyPrien Lake ElementaryWestern Height Elementary
E.K. Key ElementaryLake Charles College PrepR.W. Vincent ElementaryWestlake High
Emmanuel Christian AcademyLCB AcademyRalph F. Wilson ElementaryWestwood Elementary
Episocopal Day School
F.K. White MiddleLeblanc MiddleS.J. Welsh Middle
Fairview ElementaryLebleu Settlement ElementarySam Houston High
Frasch ElementaryLewis MiddleSouthwest Louisiana Charter Academy


Grand LakeHackberryJohnson BayouSouth Cameron

Jeff Davis:

Elton Elementary & HighJames Ward ElementaryLake Arthur Elementary & High
Fenton ElementaryJennings Elementary & HighWelsh Elementary & High
Hathaway HighLacassine HighWelsh-Roanoke Jr. High

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