As of Saturday, March 14, at approximately 1:40 p.m., Governor Tate Reeves declared a State of Emergency in the State of Mississippi. In addition, he has asked schools to extend Spring Break by one week. With this in mind, the Lawrence County School District will extend Spring Break for the week of March 16-20. In addition, all school district extracurricular activities will be suspended next week as well. Further guidance concerning athletics will come later as the district receives guidance from the Mississippi High School Athletic Association. The district will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and follow the guidance of the Mississippi Department of Health, Mississippi Department of Education, and other state government agencies.