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Lafayette Parish School System Transportation System Update

On Wednesday, August 9, a special board workshop was held after the regularly scheduled meeting to provide parents an opportunity to report transportation issues directly to the board so that staff could address them in a direct and efficient manner. To date, transportation staff have completed the following:

As of Friday, August 4, the Transportation Department has added the additional routes approved by the superintendent. Routes for Southside, Comeaux, and David Thibodaux STEM have also been addressed. Per School Board action on Wednesday, August 9, the process has begun to implement the .2/.4/.6 walk to stop policy for ESL and Gifted students. This process has an estimated completion date of August 25. In response to feedback from the board workshop, the superintendent has approved the addition of several after school drops, such as the Boys and Girls Clubs and day care centers. Routes for pre-K students should be available through e-Link by Monday morning, August 14. Transportation personnel have been available throughout the week, daily, to assist parents with transportation issues and concerns.

The district has also received positive feedback regarding the additional monitor support at several of the satellite stops throughout the parish. A full list of all satellite stops will be published shortly for general information, for the Schools of Choice programs only. As a reminder, students are asked to remain on the bus and stop they have been assigned to. A revised bus driver information list will be updated on a regular basis.

Parents are asked to check e-Link on a regular basis, as routing information is continuously uploading into the system. Parents are also welcome to visit the School Board office to address additional concerns or technical issues with e-Link, or call 521-RIDE.