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East Baton Rouge Parish heads back to school

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

It's back to school for thousands of students in East Baton Rouge Parish, so it's time to get backpacks and lunchboxes packed up and ready.

Drivers are reminded the start of school means school zones going back into effect. The 20 mph zones will be strictly enforced from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

School zone times around Dalton Elementary, Prescott Middle and Glen Oaks Middle may be different from other schools because they have different dismissal times.

Police said the penalties for speeding in school zones are stiffer than in other places.

Several districts started school last week and others head back to the classroom this week, which meant a busy weekend for area stores.

School Time on Jefferson Highway was pretty active Saturday afternoon, as parents and students picked up last minute back to school items. While some people were buying a few school supplies, most were stocking up on uniforms.

On the topic of uniforms, WAFB would like to give a huge thank you to our viewers. Your generosity made this year's St. Vincent de Paul's Uniforms for Kids campaign a major success. We are well over our goal with more than 27,500 uniforms collected. The donations will be able to help over 13,000 kids in the area.

You can still donate to help even more kids.

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