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SCHOOL UPDATES: PAISD, Nederland, PNG, Lamar State push back return to classroom

Due to the number of power outages in the area and the Port Arthur Independent School District’s need to assess facilities, the Administration Building, all schools and the district’s feeding program will be closed Monday and Tuesday.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur will also be closed Monday.

The Administration Building and all schools will reopen for operations and instruction on Wednesday (Oct. 14).

All students, in-person and virtual learners, will resume their classes on Wednesday.

“We want to personally thank our Maintenance, Custodial, and Child Nutrition Departments for their constant presence and support,” PAISD Superintendent of Schools Mark L. Porterie said. “PAISD will continue to monitor the situation and make new announcements on a daily basis. Parents, students and staff are encouraged to follow the district’s Facebook page and visit our website for updated information, including any changes to the district’s feeding program.”

PAISD employees are encouraged to check their emails daily and contact their immediate supervisor with questions or concerns related to this memorandum.

Lamar State

Due to continued widespread power outages across Port Arthur and Southeast Texas in the wake of Hurricane Delta, Lamar State College Port Arthur is canceling classes for Monday.

The campus will be closed with reopening scheduled for the morning of Tuesday (Oct 13).


Nederland Independent School District officials said continued power outages across the community have led to the closure of school to staff and students on Monday.

Employees will return to work on Tuesday.

Students will return to campuses on Wednesday.


Port Neches-Groves Independent School District students will not be returning to the classroom until mid-week at the earliest, school officials announced Sunday morning.

“We’re continuing to access our infrastructure in the aftermath of the latest storm,” district public information officer Mike Tobias said. “At this moment, not all PNGISD campuses have power. Because of this, we’ve decided to move forward with the following plan.”

The plan calls for no school on Monday or Tuesday for students, followed by their return to campus on Wednesday (Oct. 14).

Teachers and staff have a flexible work day planned Tuesday to get caught up and assess lesson plans.

“Maintenance personnel are seeing power restoration progressing quickly; however, we are still aware that much of the community remains without it,” Tobias said. “Should the need arise to change our return date, we will make a determination later this week.”

Due to power outages across the area, all classes are canceled at Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies STEM School on Monday.
Bob Hope
Due to the power outages and families affected by Hurricane Delta, all Bob Hope Campuses will be closed Monday-October 12, 2020 and Tuesday- October 13, 2020.