As we approach the beginning of another school year in Lafayette Parish, there are some changes parents should be made aware of in regards to schedules. With dismissal times changing at some schools this year, in Lafayette Parish, parents are encouraged to follow-up on their child's bus schedule.

The Lafayette Parish School System has now set-up their call center for parents to obtain bus stop information. Parents can call 521-RIDE (521-7433) or go online to lpssonline.com to get details about their children's bus options.

The Director of Transportation, Damon Evans, says parents should be aware that new afternoon dismissal times may impact bus drop-offs. One way to be certain of your child's pick-up and drop-off times is to call 521-7433.

Here are the new school times for Lafayette Parish. They note the time classes start in the morning and the times classes will be dismissed for the day.

Elementary
7:55 AM to 3:10 PM

Middle School
8:35 AM to 3:50 PM

High School
7:05 AM to 2:35 PM

Special Academy Schools:
James; Truman; Boucher
8:45 AM to 4:00 PM

Early College Academy
11:00 AM to 5:35 PM