LIST: School closures ahead of severe weather threat

School Closures in the Pine Belt
School Closures in the Pine Belt(WDAM)
Published: Jan. 2, 2023 at 7:44 PM CST
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PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - As we prepare for severe weather Tuesday, some Pine Belt schools are already taking precautions by closing their schools tomorrow.

The following schools announced closures on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023.

  • Jones County School District - Closed
    • All classes will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023.
  • Lamar Christian School - Closed
    • All classes will resume Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023.
  • Laurel School District - Closed
    • classes will resume Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023.
  • Petal School District - Closed
    • All classes will resume Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023.
  • Sacred Heart - Early Dismissal at 11 a.m.
  • University of Southern Mississippi - Early Dismissal at 12 p.m.
  • West Jasper School District
    • All classes will resume Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023.

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

The Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc. also announced it will close all SeMRHI clinics and offices tomorrow, January 3, 2023.

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