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How to Tell When School Starts in Louisiana

While certain back-to-school trends are universal, some are uniquely Louisianan. Here are a few highlights.

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Friendly Reminder – When To Stop For School Buses

For the protection of children getting dropped off of school buses, the State Police and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development are reminding you of the various conditions on when to stop.

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Lafayette Parish Schools Transportation Hotline Now Open

Parents can get more information about the bus routes and schedules for the 2017-2018 school year.

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The Back-to-School Nightmare Begins

There are a few common miseries every household with school-age kids must endure at this time of year. Here are the highlights.

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Miami-Dade County Gives Child Immunizations Before School Begins
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Ten Back To School Tips For Parents

There's more to getting your family ready for the new school year than buying school supplies.

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Back-To-School Bash Slated For Saturday in Lafayette

The Lafayette Police Association has partnered with St. James Baptist Church to put on tomorrow’s Back to school Bash.

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Remington Offering Free Back To School Haircuts For Kids In August

Children under 17 can get a complimentary haircut at Remington College during the entire month of August!

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Acadiana United Collecting School Supplies in Lafayette

Local organization Acadiana United is asking for donations to its school supply drive for JW Faulk Elementary, ending on Thursday, August 11.

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Save Money On School Supplies And More August 5th & 6th

You can save money on school supplies, electronics, furniture, and more during the 2016 Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday on August 5 & 6.

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School Zone Phone Ban Can’t Be Enforced Until Schools Buy Signage

State police spokesperson Brooks David says the law won’t be enforced until then.

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Back To School Means Stepped Up Enforcement: Ask The Trooper

With public schools in Lafayette Parish opening for the first day, state police is reminding drivers of a new state law that will affect them in school zones, as well as general safety tips when sharing the roadway with school buses and other traffic.

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Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft photo by KPEL
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Lafayette Police Chief Talks Back To School, Crime Cameras

Lafayette Police will seek to force drivers to become more aware of their surroundings and to reduce the number of distraction with the launch of its annual "Give the Kids a Brake" campaign.

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