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DeSoto Parish students head back to school

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DeSoto Parish faculty and staff held a special rally last week to get pumped up for the new school year. DeSoto Parish faculty and staff held a special rally last week to get pumped up for the new school year.
DESOTO PARISH, LA (KSLA) -

Summer vacation is winding down for students across the ArkLaTex. The first to hit the books are students in DeSoto Parish.

As drivers make their morning commute on Monday in Desoto Parish they can expect a few more cars on the roads. That's as hundreds of kids will be making their return to the classroom.

Last week, DeSoto Parish schools faculty and staff gathered to get pumped up about the upcoming school year. DeSoto Parish Schools Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley says he is excited to get the school year kicked off.

Dr. Brumley says the beginning of the year brings on some challenges for teachers and students especially when it comes to those changing schools and welcoming new parents into the school system. "It does create some congestion at first, but we have additional law enforcement officers available directing traffic. We try to put all of our staff members out in front of the buildings and in the buildings and just try to do everything that we can to make that flow as smoothly as possible," says Dr. Brumley.

As students move to different schools, traffic route change. So, Dr. Brumley has some tips for parents as they drop off their children on Monday. "It's good if parents would simply watch their surroundings and watch for children who may be walking around and make sure they're doing everything in their power to avoid an accident," says Dr. Brumley.

Dr. Brumley says it usually takes a few days for everyone to get back in the swing of things.

One thing on top of many parents' minds is what their children are eating for school lunch.

Dr. Brumley says the district is working to make their students' meals healthier. "We have not ingested the pricing of meals to our students, which I think is a very positive thing. But we look at wellness of our students not just what they intake into their bodies, but also we're trying to promote healthy lifestyles through running clubs and extracurricular activities and good, sound physical education programs," says Dr. Brumley.

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