Local public school officials will try again to reopen schools next week after what will be three weeks of storm-related closures.

Tangipahooa Parish School System administrators announced Tuesday that they would no longer begin reopening schools in phases this week because rain and potential flooding from Hurricane Nicholas posed safety concerns.

An interruption of repairs to buildings due to heavy rains was also a factor in the decision.

The administration’s tentative plan is to reopen all schools together next week with school employees reporting to work on Monday, followed by students on Tuesday.

They apologized for any inconvenience this may cause, but said the decision was made to ensure the safety of students and employees.

Families and employees are asked to stay connected through the school district’s website, Facebook page and Tangischools email for updates.

Meanwhile in Livingston Parish, all schools in the Albany and Springfield School Districts will be open today.

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