Ballandean State School is one of four schools that will be closed tomorrow.
Ballandean State School is one of four schools that will be closed tomorrow. Contributed

SCHOOL'S OUT: Closures planned for today

FOUR schools on the Granite Belt area will be closed today due to the bushfire threat.

Those schools are: Pozieres State School, Ballandean State School, Glen Aplin State School and Severnlea State School.

Amiens State School, Applethorpe State School, Dalveen State School, Stanthorpe State High School, Stanthorpe State School, The Summit State School, Thulimbah State School and St Joseph's will return after having the day off today.

Education Minister Grace Grace made the announcement of the closures at 5pm today.

 

Minister for Education Grace Grace.
Minister for Education Grace Grace. Cordell Richardson

"The decision to close schools is never taken lightly, but our number one priority remains the safety of students, staff and their families," Ms Grace said.

"We will continue to liaise closely with emergency services personnel and the local disaster management group and take further action if required."

Ms Grace said parents, caregivers and children are being urged to not take risks and be especially cautious during bushfire conditions.

"I also urge families to be aware of potential risks to children with respiratory sensitivities, due to significant smoke and dust in the air. If you have any concerns, please contact your local GP for advice," Ms Grace said.

The most up-to-date information on Queensland state school closures can be found at https://closures.det.qld.gov.au/.

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