Ascension Parish School Board


Ascension Public Schools to Close Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

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Ascension Public Schools will be closed on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, due to winter weather. This decision was made in consultation with emergency officials out of an abundance of caution. Freezing precipitation is expected in our area on Friday that could cause hazardous conditions on elevated roads and bridges. This, in particular, has the potential to impact the Sunshine Bridge.

“It is never an easy decision to cancel school, but we will always put the safety of our students and employees first,” said Superintendent David Alexander.

Always refer to our website,, for official decisions regarding school closures.


5 p.m., Dec. 8, 2017 Update

Donaldsonville, LA – Due to unsafe travel conditions expected for Saturday morning, the ACT Test at Donaldsonville High School on Dec. 9, 2017 is cancelled. The test is being rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. Students registered for the test should receive a communication directly from ACT.

Ascension Parish experienced several inches of snow on Dec. 8 that shut down the Sunshine and Veterans Memorial Bridges. The National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning this evening and into the morning with warnings of dangerous black ice on bridges and elevated roads.