The Bossier Parish School Board recognizes the need for a clear delineation between its responsibilities, duties and authority and those of the Superintendent.


The School Board is primarily a legislative body with ultimate responsibility for the operation and improvement of public education in the Bossier Parish School District.


The School Board believes that the legislation of policies is the most important function of a Board and that the execution of the policies should be the function of the Superintendent.  The function of the Board is not to operate the schools but to see that they are operated for the best interest of the children and taxpayers within the provisions of Louisiana law.  Board members have no individual authority except when the Board is in legal session.


Delegation by the Board of its executive powers to the Superintendent provides freedom for the Superintendent to manage the schools within the Board policies, to promulgate administrative regulations and to implement Board policies, and allows the Board freedom to devote its time to policymaking and appraisal functions.  The Superintendent shall keep the Board informed about school operations and notify the Board promptly in times of emergency or other serious events which occur in the schools.


Bossier Parish School Board