JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The Jackson Public School District is extending Spring Break until through Friday, March 27.
Governor Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency and recommended state-wide school closings. This declaration allows the State Board of Education the flexibility to waive requirements regarding the number of days of school.
All schools and District offices will remain closed. Athletic and extracurricular events and practices have been canceled during this extended closure.
All school-related, non-essential large gatherings are suspended until further notice, including the JPS Job Fair on Saturday, March 21 and the JPS Parent Math and Science Night on Thursday, March 26.
The District also stated they will be postponing all high school proms to a later date.
See the initial response here: