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Former school board member rejoins board in new seat

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By Stacey Tinsley, newsroom@bossierpress.com

Former District 4 Bossier Parrish school board member Tammy Smith has rejoined the board as she is running unopposed for the District 3 seat.

“I really feel like the school board is a calling for me. District 3 is the fastest growing community in Bossier Parrish, and the students, parents, and teachers deserve a voice. It’s a very exciting time,” says Smith.

When previously on the school board for Bossier Parrish, from 2007-2014, Tammy Smith served as vice president in 2011 and president in 2012. 

Smith’s proudest moment on the school board came when she backed the historic 2012 bond issue. The $210 million dollar bond was approved for building new schools and addressing growth in Bossier Parrish.

“One of the things that I am most proud of was serving on the board when the bond issue was passed and the technical school (Bossier Parish School for Technology and Innovative Learning) was built,” said Smith.

As a local business owner of Bossier Remodeling Company, a wife, mother of four children, and grandmother of one, Smith knows the importance of a budget.

“I understand the effect taxes have on not only our businesses, but for individuals who live in the community. I understand the importance of every dollar and that it not be wasted,” said Smith.

Having a vested interest in students in all local districts, Smith has remained committed and will continue to encourage empowerment to the students, their families, employees of Bossier Parish schools, and the entire community.

Smith and other newly elected school board members are scheduled to be sworn in on Jan. 3, 2019.