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Multiple Arkansas schools closed, releasing early due to potential weather threat

School districts in the state of Arkansas are announcing closures as Hurricane Laura makes its way into the state.

ARKANSAS, USA — School districts in the state of Arkansas are announcing closures as Hurricane Laura makes its way into the state.

Hurricane Laura made landfall Thursday morning, August 27 as a Category 4 hurricane. 

A tropical storm warning was issued for the southern part of Arkansas as the storm made its way into the state. A tornado watch was also issued for the other parts of the state.

RELATED: Closings and Delays 

  • Arkadelphia School District 
    • Closed Thursday and Friday
  • Bald Knob School District
    • K-5 car riders will be dismissed Thursday at 1:50 p.m.
    • K-5 bus riders will be dismissed Thursday at 2:00 p.m.
    • K-5 walkers will be dismissed Thursday at 1:48 p.m.
    • K-5 hikers will be dismissed Thursday at 2:05 p.m.
    • Grades 6-12 students will be dismissed Thursday at 2:00 p.m.
  • Bauxite School District
    • Closing Thursday at 1 pm
  • Bearden School District 
    • Closing Thursday at 12:55 pm
  • Benton School District
    • Closing Thursday at 12:30 pm
  • Bismarck School District 
    • Closing Thursday at 1 pm
  • Blevins School District 
    • Closed Thursday and Friday - AMI Day
  • Bryant School District
    • Closing Thursday at 1 pm
  • Caddo Hills
    • School dismissed Thursday at 1 pm
  • Camden Fairview School District 
    • Closed Thursday - AMI Day
  • Cabot School Distirct
    • Dismissing car riders Thursday at 12:45 pm
    • Bus riders Thursday at 1pm
  • Centerpoint School District 
    • Closing at 12:30 pm
  • Dawson EDU Coop
    • Closed Thursday
  • Dierks School District 
    • Closed Thursday
  • East End School District
    • Closing Thursday at 1:30 pm
  • El Dorado School District 
    • Closed Thursday - AMI Day
  • Episcopal Collegiate School
    • Lower School PreK Thursday at 11:30 am
    • Lower School Kinder - 5th Grade Thursday at 11:50 am
    • Middle/Upper School Thursday at 12:10 pm
  • eStem Public Charter Schools
    • Elementary, Junior High Schools Thursday at 1:45 pm
    • High School Thursday at 2:15 pm
  • Fordyce School District 
    • Closing Thursday at 12:50 pm
  • Gurdon School District 
    • Closed Thursday and Friday
  • Hampton School District 
    • Closed Thursday - AMI Day
  • Harmony Grove School District  (camden)
    • Closed Thursday - AMI Day
  • Kirby School District 
    • Closed Thursday - AMI Day
  • Little Rock School District
    • Elementary schools will be dismissed Thursday  t 1 p.m
    • Secondary schools will be dismissed Thursday at 2:30 p.m.
  • Lonoke School District 
    • Early dismissal begins Thursday at 1 pm
  • Magnet Cove School District
    • Early dismissal begins Thursday at 1 pm
  • Magnolia School District 
    • Closed Thursday - AMI Day
  • Nashville School District 
    • Closed Thursday
  • Nevada School District 
    • Closed Thursday
  • North Little Rock School district
    • Early dismissal begins Thursday at 1:00pm
  • Philander Smith
    • Thursday afternoon and evening classes are cancelled. Online classes at instructors' discretion.
  • Prescott School District
    • Closed Thursday and Friday
  • Pulaski County Special School District
    • Early dismissal begins Thursday at 11:30am
  • SAU Tech - Camden
    • Closed Thursday
  • Searcy School District
    • Early dismissal Thursday at 2 pm
  • Shorter College
    • Closing Thursday at 12 pm
  • South Pike Co. School Dist.
    • Closed Thursday - AMI Day
  • Southern Arkansas University
    • Closed Thursday and Friday
  • UA Little Rock
    • Closing Thursday at 12 pm