Pine Belt schools plan early dismissal for severe weather system

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Published: Nov. 29, 2022 at 10:20 AM CST
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PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - As a severe weather system enters Louisiana and Mississippi Tuesday afternoon, several Pine Belt schools are taking precautions with early dismissals.

The following schools announced early dismissal for Tuesday, Nov. 29:

  • Bright Beginnings at West Ellisville Baptist Church - 1:30 p.m.
  • Covington County School District
    • Collins Elementary School - 12:15 p.m.
    • Carver Middle School - 12:30 p.m.
    • Collins High School - 12:45 p.m.
    • Hopewell, Mount Olive and Seminary Schools - 12:30 p.m.
  • Forrest County Agricultural High School - 1 p.m.
  • Forrest County School District
    • South Forrest, Earl Travillion and Rawls Springs - 12 p.m.
    • Dixie Attendance, North Forrest High School and North Forrest Attendance Center - 1 p.m.
  • Greene County School District - The high school will dismiss at 12:45 p.m., with the other schools dismissing shortly after.
  • Hattiesburg Public School District
    • Lillie Burney Learning Center - 11:10 a.m.
    • STEAM Academy and N.R. Burger Middle School - 11:15 a.m.
    • Grace Christian, Hawkins, Rowan, Thames and Woodley - 11:30 a.m.
    • Hattiesburg High School - 12 p.m.
  • Jones County School District - 12:30 p.m.
  • Laurel School District
    • Oak Park and Mason Elementary Schools - 11:45 a.m.
    • Laurel Magnet School For the Arts and Laurel Upper Elementary - 12:15 p.m.
    • Laurel Middle School - 12:45 p.m.
    • Laurel High School and Laurel Education Center - 1:20 p.m.
  • Perry County School District - 12:30 p.m.
  • Petal School District
    • Primary, Elementary and Upper Elementary Schools - 11:30 a.m.
    • Middle and High Schools - 1 p.m.
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Schools - 1 p.m.
  • Wayne County School District
    • Wayne County High School - 12:30 p.m.
    • All Other Schools - 12:45 p.m.

The following colleges and universities will also close:

  • Jones College - 3:30 p.m.
    • Online classes will meet as usual.
    • The Jones College Cafeteria will remain open.
  • University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg Campus) - 2 p.m.
    • Online classes will meet as usual.
    • The Fresh Food Company will remain open, but all other food service operations will be closed.
  • William Carey University - 1 p.m.
    • Online classes will meet as usual.
    • The annual Vespers Service is rescheduled for Thursday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m.

This list will continue to be updated as school districts report their plans for the incoming severe weather system.

The Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc. also announced it will close clinics at the Hattiesburg public school campuses at 12 p.m.

Hattiesburg City Hall will close at 2 p.m.

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