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Four parishes head back to school Wednesday

Posted at 8:03 PM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 21:03:30-04

Four parishes in Acadiana are headed back to school on Wednesday.

In Lafayette Parish, more than 30,000 students will be headed back to school. Superintendent Aguillard says with most zoning and schools of choice options remaining unchanged, he’s hoping transportation runs smoothly this year. Parents should use the call center or parent portal for their student’s bus information.

In Acadia Parish, students heading back to Richard and Iota elementary may notice some changes on campus. Iota Elementary is getting something many schools already have their own gymnasium. Richard Elementary is adding two new classrooms for their growing student population along with two new sets of bathrooms.

In Iberia Parish, construction is underway for a new elementary school. Belle Place Elementary is being built just behind belle place middle school. The school has enhanced security features and will relieve some overcrowding in North Lewis Elementary.

In St. Mary Parish, students will be reporting to school on Monday, August 8, 2018, for the start of the new school year.  Officials say that parents can check the “For Parents” channel of each school website for important information regarding schedules, bus routes, breakfast and lunch menus, and supply lists. The Superintendent of St. Mary Parish, Leonard Armato says his staff is ready to welcome back the students with some new equipment.

Wherever you are in Acadiana, don’t forget to send us your back to school photos. We will share them on our newscasts.

A full list of schools and when they will head back to school can be found here.