Many parents and guardians in the Acadiana area and across the state are having concerns about whether or not schools and teachers are following COVID-19 guidelines. COVID cases are on the rise in the state and Acadiana is leading in new COVID-19 cases. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reported Tuesday, there are more than 13,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lafayette Parish. And this has some parents and guardians concerned.

The state of Louisiana and the Louisiana Department of Education wants to make sure schools are safe for children and teachers. Parents should trust that the state is taking care of children and are providing a safe learning environment. Unfortunately, some parents are doubting the state's ability.

Parents now have the ability to view all complaints against schools and school systems across the state. If you would like to see all complaints filed against your child's school, they can be found at

Parents or guardians who would like to wage a complaint against a child's school for not complying with state or local in-person instruction safety guidelines may do so by clicking here.

As Louisiana continues to stay in Phase 2, face masks play a vital role in the safety in schools as it is virtually impossible for children to socially distance from one another. Also, remember to educate your children about the importance of hand-washing periodically throughout the day.

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