28 February, 2022
Schools remain closed Tuesday
State schools in Somerset and Moreton Bay regions will remain closed tomorrow, while many bus lines and QRail will also be suspended.
Education Minister Grace Grace said a number of factors were determining which schools could reopen.
“As flood waters recede and we can conduct damage assessments and ensure safe transport, more schools will be able to open, " Ms Grace said.
“Across the 10 LGAs where all schools will remain closed, there will be very limited public transport and travelling by road may be dangerous.
“This means while the school site itself may be safe to open, we do not want people out on the streets trying to get to schools when that could be dangerous."
Ms Grace encouraged families to check the Queensland school closure website which will have each school closure listed on the site, including state, catholic and independent schools.
“The site also guides you on where to get updates on Early Childhood and Care providers,” Ms Grace said.
“Schools will provide updates to parents through their usual communication channels about the closures, alternate arrangements and reopening dates.
“We would like to thank the parents, carers, teachers, staff and school communities for their patience and understanding while we work to ensure schools are safe and it’s safe to get there.”
Minister Grace said if students would like to study, they can access a range of resources and activities available on the comprehensive learning@home site.
“I also urge parents, families and children to not take risks, and be especially cautious around floodwater, or swift flowing water,” she said.
Information on Queensland state school closures can be found at https://closures.qld.edu.au/