Schools, government offices close Tuesday and Wednesday
St. Mary Parish public schools as well as Central Catholic High and Holy Cross Elementary will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday due to forecasted wintry weather.
All schools and administrative offices of the St. Mary Parish School Board will reopen on Thursday.
St. Mary Parish Superintendent of Schools Donald Aguillard announced the closing Monday morning.
“The National Weather Service has declared the entire region under a Winter Storm Watch through Thursday,” Aguillard stated in a news release.
According to the NWS, Tuesday and Tuesday night shows a chance of winter precipitation – snow, sleet, or freezing rain. The highest probabilities are in the 20 to 30 percent range. In general, the highest chances are along and south of the I-10 corridor from southwest Texas through southwest and south central Louisiana, the weather service stated.
Principals at the two Catholic schools said it is the policy of the Houma-Thibodaux Diocese to follow what the parish’s public schools do regarding closures.
The Young Memorial Campus of South Central Louisiana Technical College will close Wednesday as well, according to Regional Director Earl Meador. At this time, classes will be held through noon Tuesday, he said.
Glencoe Charter School will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
St. Mary Parish Council on Aging has also canceled all services for Tuesday. Senior centers will be closed, there will be no home delivered meals or sitter services.
The St. Mary Parish Courthouse will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday as well. All court proceedings are postponed.
The City of Franklin’s Financial Fitness 2014 seminar entitled “Homeownership” with Mr. Jeffery Beverly has been rescheduled due to the weather. The seminar wiil take place Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Franklin Branch of the St. Mary Parish Library (206 Iberia St.) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
All St. Mary Parish Library branches are also closed until Thursday.
St. Mary Community Action Agency and Head Start will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday and reopen Thursday.