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Parish schools to remain closed Monday

Sunday, August 30, 2020
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Update, Aug. 31: Date of start of classes for Louisiana Tech added

Schools across Lincoln Parish will remain closed Monday as power outages and other effects of the Thursday morning strike from Hurricane Laura continue throghout the area.

Public schools Superintendent Mike Milstead announced Sunday morning the district would keep its schools closed for the third academic day in a row on Monday, with a decision regarding Tuesday to come by noon Monday.

Lincoln Preparatory School, Cedar Creek School, A.E. Phillips Laboratory School and Montessori School of Ruston will follow suit.

While the campuses did not experience much direct damage from Laura, Milstead said over the weekend the two major roadblocks to reopening would be regaining power and restocking the schools' food that was lost in cold storage.

As of this writing, the latest updates from Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University said campus operations were still expected to resume Monday. GSU's fall semester is in session. Tech's fall quarter is set to start Sept. 9, with classes beginning the following day.

In a Sunday video update, Tech President Les Guice said the storm damage to campus was "fairly moderate" and should not impact fall quarter operations.