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St. Bernard Parish Public Schools To Welcome Students Back on Monday, September 13, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              

Media Contact: Alexis Pritchard

Date: 09/05/2021         

Phone: (504) 301-2000      



St. Bernard Parish Public Schools To Welcome Students Back on Monday, September 13, 2021 

Date provides time for safe return home and preparation for reopening  

St. Bernard Parish Public schools and facilities sustained minor damage from Hurricane Ida. 

While almost all of St. Bernard Parish will have power soon, major parts of Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, and St. Tammany will not. A number of school personnel live in those affected areas, and many students and families who evacuated have not yet returned. 

Therefore, St. Bernard Parish Public schools and offices will reopen on Monday, September 13, 2021, for students, teachers, and support personnel. Superintendent Doris Voitier said this will ensure students and staff are able to safely return home and are provided ample time to prepare for reopening. 

“We are fortunate to have food to feed our children, and milk, bread, and fresh produce are being ordered. Our buses are ready, and we have sufficient gas to operate them,” said Voitier. “We will be ready and look forward to welcoming our students back to school on Monday.”  

As an appointee of Governor Edwards on the BESE Board, Voitier has also been working tirelessly to help other school communities in need. She knows firsthand the challenges and difficulties inherent in recovery.  

“This has been a tough time for everyone, but we have experienced much worse,” said Voitier. “We have always pulled together as a family, and we will continue to do so — united.” 

For the most current information and other updates, visit the district ( and school websites and social media pages. 

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