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LPSS releases info on Magnet Academy transportation

Posted at 5:12 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 18:12:18-04

LPSS has announced some changes for the Magnet Academies transportation process.

This year, students will have an assigned satellite stop, and other changes are being made because of COVID-19.

Here's the full statement:

For the 2020-2021 school year, buses for the Lafayette Parish School System Magnet Academies will utilize assigned satellite stops instead of allowing students the flexibility to choose a satellite stop, as has previously been done.

This is to address transportation issues related to the new guidelines LPSS has put into place in response to COVID-19.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit to sign into the LPSS Parent Portal to determine a student’s assigned satellite location for AM and PM pick up and drop off.

As a reminder, David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy students will be picked up and dropped off at the satellite location assigned to them.

Buses will no longer take students back to their zoned schools and will eliminate one leg of the transit process.

Parents can view a list of all satellite stops for Magnet Academies here:

If parents/guardians have questions or need further assistance, please call the Transportation Call Center at (337) 521-RIDE from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

As we move forward, we thank parents and guardians for their patience as we continue determining the best plans for ensuring that staff and students can return to a safe environment and adjust to these new safety procedures.