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St. Amant High School to Release Early Due to Winter Weather


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 6, 2017
CONTACT: Jackie Tisdell, 225-210-7567
or Jackie.Tisdell@apsb.org

St. Amant High School to Release Early
 Due to Winter Weather

All Other Schools Operating Normally
Donaldsonville, La. – St. Amant High School (STA) will begin releasing students at 4:07 p.m. today due to winter weather predicted for Ascension Parish this evening. Exit logistics will be staggered for car riders, student drivers and bus riders. Detailed times will be communicated to parents by Principal Mia Edwards via school messenger and the school app. All other Ascension Public Schools are operating on a normal schedule.

"The National Weather Service in New Orleans predicts a hard freeze in our area starting at midnight, but a winter mix of sleet may be seen in areas North of Ascension Parish late this afternoon. Due to its platooning schedule, STA's normal release time is 5:15 p.m., which puts students on the road after dark. Although hazardous driving conditions are not predicted in our area until this evening, we are sending students home early out of an abundance of caution. This decision was made in consultation with emergency officials," said Ascension Public Schools Superintendent David Alexander.

All official decisions about school closures are posted on our website, www.apsb.org.

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David Alexander
Superintendent



ASCENSION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
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Patricia Russo

Board President

Taft Kleinpeter
Board Vice President

Robyn Penn Delaney

Scott Duplechein
Julie Blouin
Kerry Diez
John Murphy
Shawn Sevario
Louis Lambert
Troy Gautreau, Sr.
Lorraine Wimberly
ABOUT ASCENSION PUBLIC SCHOOLS: The Ascension Public Schools system is the largest employer in the parish with over 2,800 employees that support 22,000 students in 27 schools.  An A-rated school district since 2011-12, school performance has grown by 69% over the past four years and currently ranks fourth in Louisiana.
 
RECENT AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:
 
  • Dutchtown Middle student Hiba Hasan is the 2016 Louisiana Middle School Student of the Year
  • Spanish Lake Primary Principal Britton Colon was a semifinalist for 2017 Louisiana Principal of the Year
  • Dutchtown High teacher Brenden Simoneaux won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
  • Ascension Public Schools earned the Government Finance Officers Association's (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fourth consecutive year. Ascension is one of only two school districts in Louisiana to achieve this honor.
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