Schools assessing damages

Published 9:36 am Saturday, March 19, 2016

From staff reports

Receding flood waters have allowed Lamar State College – Orange personnel to do a preliminary assessment of damage to the campus. Both the Wilson Building and the Green Avenue Building were flooded. Water reached a depth of 10” in the Green Avenue Building and 3” in the Wilson Building. Both buildings will need drywall repair and flooring replacement.

Classes at Lamar State College – Orange will not resume until Wednesday, March 23. Students were originally scheduled to return from Spring Break on March 21 but that date has been moved back to accommodate road closures and to prepare space for classes that were meeting in the two flooded buildings. The delay in resuming classes will not impact the academic calendar of the May graduation date, according to a press release.

Lamar State College – Orange offices will reopen on Monday, March 21. Staff employees should report to work as usual.

West Orange – Cove CISD will make a determination regarding school closure on Saturday, March 19. At that time, we will have more complete information regarding the status of our schools and the level of the flood waters within our community. As soon as a decision is made we will notify the media, our parents, and staff. We will also post the information on our website ( and Facebook page (

Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD has requested parents monitor the school districts official facebook page and the District website for school opening information for March 21.

Deweyville ISD will remain closed thru the week of March 21-25 for all students and staff. The district will re-evaluate the situation at the end of next week and make any further announcements at that time. Deweyville High School campus will remain open as staging area for the rescue and recovery personnel.