Runnels | Independent School, Baton Rouge
In compliance with Gov. John Bel Edwards' directive to close K-12 schools in an effort to halt the spread of coronavirus, Runnels will be closed Monday, March 16 through April 30. Parents and students, please continue to check your email for more information and updates.

Emergency Information

In the event of a forced school closing, you will be notified through our emergency messaging system via multiple channels -- text, voice and email -- all at once. The information also will be posted on the Runnels website ( and Facebook page.  When a forced school closing occurs, all school extra-curricular activities for that day also will be cancelled.

When there is a severe weather emergency threatening our area, we will conform to any early-morning (or night-before) decisions of the East Baton Rouge Parish School system to close schools for that day. We reserve the right, however, to exercise our own judgment to cancel classes even if the public school classes remain open, to remain open for the remainder of a school day even if the public schools close, or to re-open sooner than the public schools following a closing.