Madison Parish schools dismiss early due to low water pressure

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Schools in Madison Parish were dismissed early Monday morning due to low water pressure.

The school district took to Facebook at 8:00 a.m. this morning to inform the community about the early dismissal.

The Madison Parish School District posted the following message on their page:

“I regret to inform you that the low-water pressure is affecting the middle and high school campus specifically. At this time, both campuses are experiencing very low water pressure which is affecting the flushing system. If the problem persists, we will have to dismiss school beginning with high school students first around noon today. Once again, I do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank You

Supt. Benita Young”

The school district released the following press release in regards to the early dismissal:

“Madison Parish School District was affected by the subfreezing weather experienced throughout the state two weeks ago. The low temperatures coupled with an aging infrastructure caused several water line breaks throughout the Madison Parish community, which in turn, affected the water pressure at all of our school sites. Students were out of school for a week due to the low/no water situation and the weather. With the expectation the water pressure would be restored today, our staff attempted to reestablish some sense of normalcy in our students’ and school community lives by reopening schools. Unfortunately, we were not able to stay in session all day. Until the water system operates at full capacity, I encourage the community to check on the elderly and their neighbors to ensure they have bottled water and food. Madison Parish School District will continue to provide drinking water to our students while in session and work with both city and parish officials until this matter is resolved. Our top priority remains the safety and well-being of all our students. We will keep our parents and students informed as information becomes available to us.”

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