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New Seatbelt Law

The new law is very detailed as to the type of restraint and the age of the child, but that section regarding the back seat requirement is copied below.
(5) A child who is younger than thirteen years of age shall be transported
in the rear seat of a motor vehicle, when available, in a properly used child
restraint system, belt-positioning child booster seat, or adult safety belt that
complies with all applicable federal regulations.
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Concordia Parish School District - Bus Policy

Due to the liability issues – We are not to take phone calls, text messages, etc. from parents to change regular afternoon mode of transportation. THE CHILD MUST HAVE A NOTE from parent TO GO FROM CAR RIDER TO BUS RIDER AND FROM BUS RIDER TO CAR RIDER.

We ALSO must have a note from parent if place of drop off changes on the bus. The note MUST be signed by teacher and sent to office to be signed by Principal or Asst. Principal. The bus driver will NOT drop a student off at any place other than regular place of drop off without a note with proper signatures. If a student is in grades 6-12 the note only needs to be signed by Principal or Asst. Principal – not teacher.
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No student shall have in his/her possession, use or operate any electronic telecommunication devices, including any facsimile system, radio paging system, mobile telephone paging system (cell phones and camera phones), intercom or electro-mechanical paging system in any elementary or secondary school building, or on the grounds thereof, or in any school bus used to transport public school students, unless authorized by the principal of school designee.

1st Offense: Confiscation of the device and returned to parent.

2nd Offense: Confiscation of the device and returned to the parent after a 9 weeks period with a one day suspension

3rd Offense: Confiscation of the device and returned to the parent at the end of the 9 weeks period and a three day suspension.

Due to the number of calls we have received from parents of MHS about our students posting things on different social media sites during school hours we are requiring students to leave cell-phones in their vehicle, their locker, or at home. If a teacher is willing for them to leave their cell-phone in their room all day be advised that the teacher or school will not be held liable if the phone is damaged, lost, or stolen.
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