Back to School: 6 Legal Issues to Remember


The start of school is bustling with things to do and starting a new schedule. In the midst of that, there are a slew of legal issues to keep in mind.

1.   School Buses: Crashes and Wrong Stops

Earlier this summer, Lafayette Parish announced that it has seen a rise in the number of wrecks involving school buses. Last year alone, there were 69 school bus crashes in Lafayette Parish alone. This has prompted more training for drivers as well as numerous lawsuits.

The other problem is a parent’s nightmare: young children being dropped off at the wrong address. If you have a young child, make sure he or she has your address written down and that you speak to the bus driver beforehand.


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