New Orleans Public Schools to reopen as early as Sept. 15

By: | September 8, 2021

With power now restored to much of New Orleans, the city’s public school system said individual schools will begin welcoming students back to the classroom as early as Wednesday, Sept. 15.

NOLA Public Schools officially closed on Aug. 30 following Hurricane Ida’s landfall on Aug. 29. Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. said while the district initially feared the worst for its schools, relatively little damage was sustained and most schools are only waiting to have power restored.

School site reopenings will be staggered based on each individual charter operator’s needs, but Lewis said he expects all students to be back in school by Sept. 22.

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