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Akin Road Elementary held school bus evacuation drills Monday morning.

Farmington students participate in annual school bus evacuation drills this week

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Certain things happen at the beginning of every school year. Kids get new school supplies, they get new school clothes, they go back to school. And then, a week later, they learn how to jump out of the back of a school bus.


School bus evacuation drills are being held this week at all of Farmington's schools. It's not the first time for these drills, and it certainly will not be the last. But all the same, the drills are important. So important, they're actually done twice a year.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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