The Orleans Parish School Board will dismiss classes at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 allowing buses to avoid the traffic delays expected because of the Saints parade and game.

Superintendent Darryl Kilbert said the early dismissal will affect students at the following traditional schools:

Ben Franklin Elementary Bethune Elementary McMain Secondary School McDonogh #35

Kilbert said charter schools authorized by OPSB will make individual decisions about their respective dismissal times