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Tupelo Public School District Superintendent Dr. Rod Picou announces Friday morning that the TPSD school district will extend spring break one more week through March 23 to help control the spread of the coronavirus through the region.

School Districts 

Tupelo Public School District | Will extend spring break through March 23, and continue to evaluate for further plans 

Tupelo Christian Prep | Will extend spring break through March 23, with plans to resume classes Monday, March 23. All students who have traveled out of the country are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to school. 

Lee County School District | Will extend spring break through Friday, March 20. All school related activities are canceled during that time. School is currently set to resume on March 23.

Baldwyn School District | Will remain closed March 16-20. There will be no athletic practices and games also. Administration and board members will reassess the situation in a week.

Oxford Public School District | Current plans are to return to classes Monday, March 30

Itawamba County School District | Current plans are to return to classes Monday, March 23.

Alcorn School District | Current plans are to return to classes Monday, March 23.

Corinth School District | Current plans are to return to classes Monday, March 23.

Pontotoc City School District | Will be closed through March 27.

Calhoun County School District | Will close March 16-20. All extracurricular activities are suspended until further notice.

Okolona Municipal School District | Students will be out Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17. 

Union County School District | Spring break will be extended for the week of March 16-20. All sporting events and after school activities are suspended until at least March 23.

New Albany School District | Schools closed for the week of March 16-20. All sporting events and after school activities are suspended until at least March 23. 

Pontotoc County School District | Schools have closed for the week of March 16-20. All sporting events and school actives are also suspended during the same time period. 

Aberdeen School District | Will extend spring break two days and report back March 18.

Amory School District | Will extend spring break two days and report back March 18.

Chickasaw School District | Will extend spring break through March 20, with all activities and sporting events cancelled through March 23.

Nettleton School District | Will cancel classes March 16-20. All after school activities and practices are suspended until at least March 22.

Houston Public School District | Will extend spring break through March 20.

Okolona Municipal School District | Will extend spring break through March 20.

North Tippah School District | Will extend spring break through March 27.

South Tippah School District | Will extend spring break through March 27.

Colleges / Universities 

Alcorn State University, Delta State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi State University, Mississippi University for Women, Mississippi Valley State University, University of Mississippi and the University of Southern Mississippi | will extend spring break an additional week. Classes will resume the following week, on Monday, March 23, and will be taught online and via other alternative instructional methods.

Northeast Mississippi Community College | In-person instruction is cancelled, beginning Monday, March 16. Classes will transition to online instruction, beginning Monday, March 23. Traditional online classes will continue on a regular schedule.

Itawamba Community College | Spring break will be extended through March 23, and further plans are still being considered. 

Blue Mountain College | All classes are suspended through March 20. Spring break will be extended through March 23. Traditional classes will transition to online or alternate delivery from March 23 through at least April 3. On-campus housing will reopen March 22.  

Library 

Jeff Tomlinson, the director of the Lee-Itawamba Library System, told the Daily Journal in a press release the the library system would be closed next week. 

"We plan to reopen on Monday, March 23 with safeguards in place to help protect the health of our staff and the public," Tomlinson said. "Please do not return any items through April 30th in order to avoid damaging items by overfilling book deposit boxes. All late fees will be waived through this time."

Library users can utilize the library's electronic reading collection in the meantime. 

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