Flood Recovery


The following are important updates regarding flood recovery. Please scroll down for all information including how to obtain information and enroll in the district's online virtual education program.


A special video message from Superintendent David Alexander about Ascension Public Schools flood recovery efforts.


Yesterday, we released our Flood Recovery Temporary Education Plan and a detailed campus status report by school. Below are important messages and timelines that you need to be aware of as we approach Monday.


The Ascension Public Schools Temporary Education Plan for Impacted Schools is available online. This plan details how students at the schools currently under remediation for flood waters will be able continue their education at alternate locations. 


Ascension Public Schools will reopen in a two-step phase as the district continues to recover from flooding. All employees will report to work on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Students attending schools in Donaldsonville will return on Wednesday, Aug. 24. All other students will return on Monday, Aug. 29, as the district finalizes a plan to accommodate the 5,000 students displaced from five affected campuses.


Ascension Public Schools will be closed Monday, Aug. 22, and Tuesday, Aug. 23, due to impacts from parish wide flooding. Twelve month employees are asked to report to work Monday, Aug. 22. All twelve month employees who unable to report due to flooding are asked to contact their immediate supervisors.


Ascension Public Schools are still assessing the status of its employees and facilities from the recent floods. Additional information is needed in order to make an accurate determination on reopening schools. All employees are urged to complete a brief confidential survey on the district's website, www.apsb.org or by clicking here.


Ascension Public Schools are closed this week. We are actively assessing the status of our employees and facilities so that a decision can be made about reopening as quickly and safely as possible.


Ascension Public Schools will be closed for both students and employees for the remainder of the week due to the impacts of flooding in our parish. Essential employees are asked to remain on call should assistance be needed as flood waters recede.