The Bossier Parish School Board believes naming a school is a matter of great importance.  The Board shall not be influenced in its decision by personal prejudice or favoritism, political pressure, or temporary popularity in choosing a name.  No school, school building, or other public building shall be named after any living person.  However, a street that is maintained by the School Board and that is not a state or federal highway, or any existing athletic facilities at a school within the Board’s jurisdiction may be named in honor of a living person.


When selecting a name for a new facility, the Superintendent shall assign a committee of three (3) staff members, three (3) members from the community, and a person designated by the Board members from that district, for a total of seven (7) members.  This committee shall select a minimum of three (3) names, which shall be recommended by the Superintendent to the Board for its consideration.  The name should be assigned during the early planning stages.


Revised:  February 21, 2013



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:81, 17:85, 42:267

Board minutes, 2-21-13 


Bossier Parish School Board