EBR Parish public schools to dismiss early Tuesday due to weather 

Based on the latest weather forecasts and guidance from state and local agencies, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System will dismiss early on Tuesday, March 22.   

All high schools and middle schools will dismiss at 11:45 a.m.; elementary schools will dismiss at 12:45 p.m. After-school activities will also be canceled or postponed.   

The safety and security of our students and staff is our top priority. Students should bring home their Chromebooks and personalized technology on Tuesday in the event any of our families are impacted by additional weather concerns.   

Staff will also be dismissed early in accordance with their school schedule. Any administrative staff not serving at a school site will be dismissed at 1 p.m. to ensure they are home safe before the worst of the weather impacts.  

Please stay tuned to local news outlets, ebrschools.org and the EBR Schools’ Facebook page (@EBRPschools) for more information. For additional guidance on early dismissal and schedules, please refer to our emergency procedures and delayed start guidance.   

2 Responses

  1. Why is it that the superintendent chooses to dismiss EBR schools early in response to severe weather, instead of making the better choice like all the surrounding parishes CLOSING the schools for one day??? The bus situation is a nightmare in itself but now we not only have the stress of that,but now parents have to take off of work to pick their kids up early?!?
    Btw, it took my son 1 hour and 45 minutes to get home from BRHS today,,, and we live IN Baton Rouge. God bless the bus drivers that are working and let’s all pray that the situation gets resolved soon. #toomuchstress

  2. Mr. Superintendent, please explain your decision making regarding dismissing EBR schools “early” (11:45) when all weather stations are predicting bad weather to start a little before noon. These “discrete “ cells that can develop BEFORE the main squall line are more likely to produce tornadoes. This is putting all EBRP school parents, students, teachers & staff in unnecessary danger with a huge flux of already bad drivers on the streets, all racing to get home,, in possibly dangerous weather. I just don’t understand the reasoning. However, I am a very open-minded person and would very much appreciate your take on such decisions not to close schools for a day in lieu of quadrupling the number of cars on the roads in bad weather conditions. Plus,, the stress put on the parents:guardians of having to leave work (which is definitely not easy for anyone I know) to pick up their child because we can’t trust that there will be a bud available on the best of days, much less a day like today. I truly want to understand. Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you or someone in your office in the near future.
    Stephanie Lee
    17746 Barrett Lane
    Baton Rouge, LA 70817

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