Closings for Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Schools
Ashdown School District (Ark.)
Bossier Parish public schools and centers
Caddo Head Start
Caddo Parish Schools and Centers
Calvary Baptist Academy
Central School Corporation
Christian Center Montessori School
Claiborne Parish public schools
Columbia Christian School (Ark.)
DeSoto Parish Schools
Dreamkeepers Academy
Elysian Fields ISD (East Texas)
Emerson-Taylor-Bradley Dist. (Ark.)
Evangel Christian Academy
First Baptist Church School
Foreman School District (Ark.)
Glenbrook School
Hallsville ISD (E.Texas)
Harleton ISD (E. Texas)
Karnack ISD (E. Texas)
Lincoln Parish Schools
Linwood Charter School
Loyola College Prep
Magnolia School District (Ark.)
Marshall ISD (E. Texas)
Mount Pleasant ISD (E. Texas)
Natchitoches Parish Schools
Panola Charter School
Providence Classical Academy
Red River Parish Schools
Riverdale Academy
Sabine Parish Schools
St. John Berchmans-Shreveport
St. Joseph School
Trinity Episcopal School-Marshall (E. Texas)
Waskom ISD (E. Texas)
Webster Parish Head Start
Webster Parish Schools

Higher Ed
Ayers Career College
Blue Cliff College - Day classes canceled.
Bossier Parish Community College; games scheduled for Wednesday have been moved to Thursday, same times
Career Technical College
Centenary College
Eastern College of Health Vocations
Louisiana Tech University - all campuses, including Tech-Barksdale and the Shreveport Center
LSU Health Shreveport, including the Schools of Medicine, Allied Health and Graduate Studies - residents should check with supervisors concerning their work schedules
LSUS
Northwest LTC - Minden, Mansfield, Shreveport campuses
Northwestern State University's Shreveport and Natchitoches campuses
Panola College - all campuses
Shreveport Job Corp Center:
Southern University at Shreveport
Southern Arkansas University
Texas State Technical College-Marshall
Virginia College
Wiley College

Government
1st Judicial District Court
2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Bossier Parish Courthouse
Bossier City Hall, including city council, city court and Bossier City Marshal's Office
Bossier Sheriff's Office substations, Operation Blessing Food Bank Program
Caddo Parish Sheriff's administrative offices
Caddo Council on Aging - Meals on Wheels will resume delivery Thursday
DeSoto Council on Aging
DeSoto Parish Courthouse
Louisiana State governmental offices in the following parishes: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell,Claiborne, DeSoto, East Carroll, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, Lincoln, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Red River, Richland, Sabine, Union, Webster, West Carroll, Winn
Red River Parish Courthouse, all courts
Sabine Council on Aging
Shreveport City Hall Closed
Webster Council on Aging
Webster Parish Courthouse

Businesses
No word yet

Barksdale Air Force Base
The base will be open Wednesday. The option to take liberal leave is approved and Airmen should make arrangements through their supervisor if interested.

Events cancelled
“How To Do Business with the Parish of Caddo” set for Thursday will be rescheduled.
Overton Brooks VA Medical Center (OBVAMC) will postpone the Veterans Town Hall meeting scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. The Town Hall is rescheduled for Tuesday, March 17, from 5-6 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Express, 5110 Crossroads Parkway.
Southern University at Shreveport's "An Intimate Night with Lalah Hathaway and Her Band", scheduled for Thursday, February 26 at 7:30pm at the Scottish Rite Temple, has been postponed due to inclement weather affecting the artist's ability to travel. The concert is currently being rescheduled for a later date. Ticket holders will be contacted regarding additional details concerning the new date and additional concert information.


Closings for Tuesday, February 24

Schools
Bienville Parish Schools
Bossier Parish Schools
Caddo Parish Schools
Calvary Baptist Academy
Central School Corporation
Claiborne Parish Schools
DeSoto Parish Schools
Dreamkeepers Academy
Evangel Christian Academy
First Baptist Church School
Lafayette County School District (Arkansas)
Lincoln Parish Schools
Linwood Charter School
Living Word Academy
Loyola College Prep
Montessori School of Shreveport
Mount Olive Christian School
Natchitoches Parish Schools
Providence Classical Academy
Red River Parish Schools
Riverdale Academy
Sabine Parish Schools
St. John Berchmans Catholic School
St. Joseph Catholic School
Webster Parish Schools

Higher Ed
Ayers Career College
Blue Cliff College - classes start at 1PM
Bossier Parish Community College
Career Technical College - Shreveport
Centenary College - administrative offices will open at 11AM on Tuesday. Classes and all scheduled campus activities will resume at 12PM.
Diesel Driving Academy
E. College Health Vocational
LSU Health Shreveport Schools of Medicine, Allied Health & Graduate Studies. Mini Med session for Tuesday evening cancelled.
Louisiana State University Shreveport
Louisiana Tech - all campuses, including Tech-Barksdale and the Shreveport Center
Louisiana Technical College - Shreveport-Bossier City, Mansfield, Minden and Natchitoches campuses
Civilian Registration for Louisiana Tech programs on BAFB have been rescheduled for Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Northwestern State University - all campuses
Northwest LTC - all campuses
Remington College - to open at 12PM
Panola College - open Tuesday at 10:30AM with classes resuming at 10:50 for all campuses.
Southern University Shreveport
Texas State Technical College - will open at 11AM Tuesday.
University of Phoenix

Government
2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Bienville Council on Aging
Bossier Parish Courthouse
Bossier City Hall - open on a limited basis; only essential city employees to report to work. (If you need to conduct business with a specific city office, call first to ensure the office is open.)
Bossier City Court closed                                                                                       Bossier Parish Police Jury
Caddo Community Action
Caddo Council on Aging (Including Meals on Wheels)
Caddo Head Start
Caddo Parish Offices, drug court
Desoto Council on Aging
Sabine Council on Aging
Shreveport City Offices closed, City Council meets at 3pm
State government offices in the following parishes are closed on Tuesday: Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles,Beauregard,Bossier,Caddo,Calcasieu,Caldwell,Cameron,DeSoto,East Carroll, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Red River, Richland, St Landry, Tensas, Union, Vermilion, Vernon, Webster, West Carroll
Webster Council on Aging

Businesses
Bossier City Nursery Childcare Center
Frymaster workers on 2nd shift need to report as normal Tuesday.
Tonight’s “Coach Speak: Leon Johnson” program at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum has been postponed. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

Barksdale Air Force Base

[UPDATE]  Barksdale has decided to close for the day. Only essential personnel need to report for duty.

[ORIGINAL STORY]  Due to continued inclement weather, base leadership has authorized a delayed reporting time of 10AM on Tuesday. Airmen are encouraged to engage their immediate chain of command for clarifications or to raise any family issues stemming from school or other local closures.

Base services, including medical facilities, the Child Development Center and the Base Exchange, will be open. Bodcau Gate will also be open during its normal hours of operation.

For the most up-to-date information, Airmen are encouraged to rely on their chain of command and to monitor official base news sources such www.barksdale.af.mil and the 2nd Bomb Wing Facebook page.


Closings for Monday, February 23

Trash pick-up in Bossier City is suspended for the rest of the day (Monday). This will shift collection routes forward a day. Bossier City Hall offices are closed. Shreveport's Downtown Development Authority has also sent employees home for the day.

UPDATE: 3:37AM 2/23/15 - I-220 around the north portion of Shreveport and Bossier City is closed. Traffic will be directed to remain on I-20.

UPDATE: 11:18PM 2/22/15 - Interstate 49 in Caddo Parish has been closed, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

The interstate is closed between La. Hwy. 1 in north Shreveport to the Arkansas state line. Traffic will be detoured to U.S. Hwy. 71.

UPDATE: 10:32PM 2/22/15 - Gov. Jindal has issued a State of Emergency declaration in advance of severe winter weather conditions.

UPDATE: 8:30PM 2/22/15 - The Bossier Parish Police Jury President has declared a State of Emergency due to current weather conditions.

School officials are announcing closings for Monday, February 23rd across the Ark-La-Tex as the area braces for a winter storm expected to hit the area tonight.

School closings for Monday, February 23:
All Parochial Schools
Ascension Classical School
Bossier Parish Schools
Bethel Christian School
Caddo Head Start
Caddo Parish Schools
Calvary Baptist Academy
Cedar Creek School
Central School Corporation (closed Monday and Tuesday)
Christian Center Montessori School
Claiborne Parish Schools
DeSoto Parish Scools - already off Monday for Professional Development Day. teachers do not have to report
Dreamkeepers Academy
Evangel Christian Academy
First Baptist Church School
Fouke School District (Arkansas)
Glenbrook School in Minden
Grambling Laboratory School K-12
Harleton ISD in east Texas closing at 10 a.m.
Lincoln Parish Schools
Linwood Public Charter School
Loyola College Prep
Mount Olive Christian School
Natchitoches Parish Schools
Pathways and Education Charter School
Providence Classical Academy
Red River Parish Schools
Riverdale Academy
Sabine Parish Schools
St. John Berchmans Catholic School
St. Joseph Catholic School
Webster Parish Schools

Higher Ed
Ayers Career College
Bossier Parish Community College
Career Technical College in Shreveport
Centenary College
Eastern College of Health
Grambling State University
Louisiana State University Shreveport campus
LSU Health Shreveport campus
LSU Health Shreveport Schools of Medicine, Allied Health and Graduate Studies closed Monday.
Louisiana Tech University campuses, including Tech-Barksdale and Shreveport
Northwest Louisiana Technical College in Shreveport, Minden and Mansfield
Northwestern State University Main and Shreveport campus
Panola College (all Campuses)
Texas State Technical College in Marshall
Southern University Shreveport
University of Phoenix
Virginia College

Government
Bossier City Court
Bossier Parish Courthouse
2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Barksdale Air Force Base - Due to inclement weather, only mission essential personnel - as determined by unit commanders - should report for duty 23 Feb 15. All others should remain in their quarters and be within reach via telephone.
Bienville Council on Aging
Bossier Council on Aging
Bossier Parish Courthouse
Caddo Council on Aging (including Meals on Wheels)
Caddo Parish Courthouse
Sabine Council on Aging
Shreve Memorial Library - all branches
Shreveport City Hall employees sent home at 11:30am Monday
State offices in northwest Louisiana are closed Monday in the following parishes: Natchitoches, Avoyelles, Ouachita, Madison, East Carroll, Vernon, Claiborne, Catahoula, Caddo, Jackson, Richland, Grant, Webster, Bossier and Lincoln.
Webster Council on Aging

Businesses, etc...
Frymaster has cancelled work for all 2nd shift workers today. They will report as normal tomorrow. 3rd shift, which starts at midnight, is also cancelled, and will resume as normal Wednesday. 1st shift tomorrow is also cancelled.

The Shreveport Regional Airport and Downtown Airport will both remain open. However, American, Delta and United airlines have cancelled most arrival flights into Shreveport tonight. American Airlines cancelled all flights out of Shreveport Monday. Delta and United have canceled all early-morning departure flights out of Shreveport Monday.

We will continue to update this list as more closings are announced.