ASCENSION PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – Schools in Ascension Parish are poised to open their doors to students, faculty and staff Tuesday, August 9 for the start of the 2022-2023 school year.

As foot traffic increases on local campuses, traffic along Ascension’s roads is also expected to increase.

Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre highlighted this in a public service announcement posted on the Sheriff’s Office’s (APSO) official Facebook account Monday (August 8).

Webre said, “When school is back in session, that means many things. One of the things it means is a lot more traffic on our roadways. And we’re just asking all of our students and all of our motorists out there, our parents, our workers, to be very mindful of the increase in the amount of traffic.”

He added, “Give yourself time, abide by all of the rules and regulations of the road. Be very patient with all of our school buses out there.”

In addition to sharing these traffic reminders, Sheriff Webre assured locals he and his team of deputies are taking extra precautions to keep schools safe.

In this regard, Webre said APSO used part of the summer vacation period to meet with local school officials regarding school safety. He added that he and his deputies have also performed walkthrough’s of each campus.

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Webre concluded his address with well-wishes to the community, stating, “From everyone here at the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, we wish you a very happy and productive school year.”

Click here to watch the public service announcement.