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Nederland, Port Neches school districts closed until March 23

Concerns over coronavirus and COVID-19 is leading to local school closings.

School District leaders in Nederland and Port-Neches Groves started alerting parents at approximately 5 p.m. Sunday that school would NOT resume Monday (March 16).

As of right now, classes are set to resume March 23 for both school districts.

A statement from Nederland school officials said:

“We appreciate the feedback and response to the student and staff travel registries. After much thought and reviewing the travel registries from students and staff, Nederland ISD will close all facilities immediately. At this time, school will resume on Monday, March 23rd, 2020. Information regarding academic planning and support from the child nutrition department will be posted soon. School administrators are continuously meeting to determine the next steps. There will be no academic penalty for any Nederland ISD student or staff.”

A statement from Port Neches-Groves leadership said the extension allows students and staff members to self-quarantine following their spring break travels and activities.

All school activities scheduled to take place within the timeframe are also considered postponed.

As of 4 p.m. Sunday (March 15), Port Arthur Independent School District leaders said they were still opening campuses on Monday (March 16) for school.