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City schools will deliver students’ meals on bus routes

Lisa Tanner, superintendent of the Bogalusa City Schools, announced Monday that the system will use its buses to still deliver meals to its students, even as the doors remain closed at schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tanner said that at least one student must be present when receiving the meal. The system will begin preparing breakfast and lunch beginning Wednesday, and delivering them to the following stops. All times listed are morning times (a.m.):

  • Bus No. 11 — A and J Store, 10:30; Allen Temple Church, 10:45; Sweet Beulah Church, 11:00; St. Paul Church, 11:15; Ebenezer Church, 11:30.
  • Bus No. 27 — Columbia Street School, 10:30; Highland Park housing complex, 10:45; Main Street park, 11:00; Bogalusa Grill, 11:15.
  • Bus No. 10 — Byrd Avenue School, 10:30; United Pentecostal Church, 10:45; Thomas Boulevard and Blueberry Drive, 11:00.
  • Bus No. 18 — First Baptist Church, 10:30; Pleasant Hill School , 10:45; Westside Emmanuel Church, 11:00; Dawn’s Dance Academy, 11:15.
  • Bus No. 7 — Bogalusa Project, 10:30; Bethlehem Church, 10:45; River Terrace Housing, 11:00.
    • Bus No. 22 — Rio Fire Station, 10:30; Patten Sausage Co., 10:45; Grubb’s Parking Lot, 11:00; Mount Olive Church, 11:15; Emmanuel Baptist Church, 11:30.
  • Bus No. 19 — Corner of Michigan and Sabine Street, 10:30; Country Super Store, 10:45; Harry’s Chapel Church, 11:00.
  • Bus No. 29 — Bogalusa (Bogue) Housing Authority/Sunset Acres, 10:30; Terrace School, 10:45; Northside School, 11:00; North Border Drive and Tampa Street, 11:15.

Tanner noted that all times are approximate.

“Thank you in advance for your patience as we work to bring this service to our community,” she said.

Tanner also said that spring break will continue as planned for April 13-17; all school activities have been cancelled until further notice; and all school facilities are closed until further notice. She said that Bogalusa High School’s graduation date is still scheduled to be held as planned.

“Educational resources are available on our website to continue learning during this time,” she said. “The use of these resources is optional for our students. These resources are not meant to take the place of classroom instruction.”