The flu outbreak has hit another school in Caddo Parish. On Tuesday afternoon, Caddo Parish school officials made the decision to close Werner Park Academy in Shreveport.  Werner Park is an elementary school locate on Hearne Avenue. In recent days, several students have been absent from school because they are experiencing the flu or flu-like symptoms. School officials do expect classes to resume and the school to reopen as normal on Thursday, February 8, 2018.

Werner Park is not the first school to be closed this school year because of a flu outbreak.  As you may recall North Caddo Elementary and Middle Schools were closed twice last week.

As with the North Caddo closures, during the closure the custodial staff will work to sanitize the school and its campus. Caddo Parish school officials do ask that parents not allow students to return to school until they have been without a fever for at least 24 hours. Also, parents are asked to clean the personal items of students such as backpacks, lunch boxes and clothing items prior to returning to school.