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Jackson Public Schools will be in session Monday

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Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba addresses water main issues at press conference Sunday afternoon Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba addresses water main issues at press conference Sunday afternoon
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Classes will resume in Jackson Public Schools on Monday, January 22 at regular times. It will be a full day of learning.

"Parents, we encourage you to send your students to school tomorrow. It will be business as usual in our schools, and we don't anticipate any issues," said Interim JPS Superintendent Dr. Freddrick Murray.

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During a press conference with city leaders, JPS officials announced that portable restrooms will be used at schools lacking adequate water pressure. 

RELATED: The City of Jackson's water crisis continues

Special attention is being given to schools will inadequate water pressure by the City of Jackson.

Fire stations from the City of Jackson and Hinds County are supplying water at various school sites with inadequate water pressure. The City of Jackson is also providing cases of bottled water to schools across the District. JPS will have drinking water stations set up at schools.

Jackson Public Schools have secured portable restrooms for schools experiencing low or no water pressure.

Students will continue to be served sack lunches at all schools for the next few days. Hand sanitizer will also be available.

"We also understand that this circumstance that this circumstance is going to submit itself to inconveniences that we do not desire, but we have to develop a plan for how we get around until we can fix all of the infrastructure woes that we seek," said Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba during a press conference Sunday.

The following schools are currently experiencing no or inadequate water pressure:

  • Boyd Elementary
  • Dawson Elementary
  • French Elementary
  • Isable Elementary
  • Johnson Elementary
  • John Hopkins Elementary
  • Key Elementary
  • Lester Elementary
  • Marshall Elementary
  • McLeod Elementary
  • Oak Forest Elementary
  • Raines Elementary
  • Smith Elementary
  • Sykes Elementary
  • Timberlawn Elementary
  • Van Winkle Elementary
  • Walton Elementary
  • Wilkins Elementary
  • Brinkley Middle
  • Chastain Middle
  • North Jackson Middle
  • Peeples Middle
  • Whitten Middle
  • Forest Hill High
  • Lanier High
  • Wingfield High
  • Career Development Center
  • Morrison Adult Education

There have been 75 confirmed water main breaks since January 15, bringing the total of breaks to 231 since the start of the year.

"On Friday, we had 25 confirmed water main breaks. That's the highest individual number for any day that we've incurred so far this year. That was indicative of all the challenges we faced with the schools on Friday," said Jackson Public Works Director Robert Miller.

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