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LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) -
Some parents in Livingston Parish had plenty to say on social media. After getting warnings their kids' school buses may not be able to bring their children home, so some parents pulled their kids out early.
Despite many roads being washed out, schools in Livingston Parish were wide open, like here at Juban Parc Elementary which not far from some of the worst flooding.
"This is the first time I've ever had to do it. I mean we got a lot of rain in the last couple of days," said Johnny Hood who picked his children up early from Juban Parc.
Parents like Johnny Hood decided to pick his kids up early after district leaders warned school buses could have a problem getting through flooded roads.
"We make adjustments for those children that are on those closed roads," said Assistant Superintendent of Livingston Parish Schools Rick Wentzel. "So at this point, unless we get other information, we're still going to operate as usual."
Wentzel says most of the district's 25,000 plus students do not live in the most flood-prone areas, so they decided not to cancel class. Several parents did take advantage of the break in the rain, to get their kids home early just in case.
"The school's been keeping us updated. It is a lot of flooding in the neighborhood," said Michelle Hood, who picked her children up early too.
Wentzel says buses will drop the rest of their students off like they normally do unless they run into unexpected flooding.
"State law tells us that we cannot take buses down roads that have water over them. So as a result we do what we can and work with parents...communicate with parents and get those children home," said Wentzel.
He adds the policy is not in place to inconvenience parents .it is meant to keep the parish's students safe. Class will be in session tomorrow for Livingston Parish Public Schools . Click here http://www.wafb.com/story/20538734/weather-closes-roads-schools for a link of school closures in other districts.
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