From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — Just hours after announcing that students who are absent on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday would be excused, Jefferson County superintendent Dr. Walter Gonsoulin announced that Jefferson County schools would be closed effective immediately.
No reason was given for the sudden change of plans.
“We have been in constant communication with local and state health officials,” Gonsoulin said in a prepared statement. “Based on recent updates and after careful consideration, we have made the decision to close schools effective immediately.”
The tentative reopening day remains Monday, April 6.
Gonsoulin said the closure included all facilities and cancellation of all school-related activities.
Students and staff were told to not report to a school site until further notice.
“We have prepared some resources for our students and parents,” Gonsoulin said. “We will communicate this information on Monday, March 16th. These resources include academic engagement information, child nutrition information for student meals while we are closed, and the preparation of our facilities for students and staff to return to campus.”
Gonsoulin said notifications of official updates for the district would be provided via the website, mass communication messages and official social media sites throughout the school closure situation.