Bossier Parish School Board member for District 5, Adam Bass (R-Bossier City), will have his interim tag removed as he is now the official representative for his district in north Bossier.
Last month Bass received no opposition during qualifying for the April 4 election, which ended last month, meaning he will officially sit on the board for his district.
“I feel like the people in my district believed in me enough to allow me to serve a full term. I feel very relieved. I feel like God answered a prayer for both me and my wife to allow for me to serve,” Bass said.
He thanked the school board saying that each member has gone out of their way to help him at some point.
“I just want to say, ‘Thank you,’ to the whole board for having faith in me and allowing me to work with you to move our parish forward,” he added
Since becoming District 5’s interim school board member, and now full term school board member, Bass has visited many schools in his district to not only make a connection with the staff, but to hear what the employees need to help continue making Bossier Schools one of the best districts in the state.
“I have been in a great number of schools and a great number of classrooms since getting this position. I wish to continue to support those teachers and those employees and continue to give them an ear to listen to what they need to move us towards our goal, which is to be the No. 1 school district in the state of Louisiana,”
There were 12 candidates for the interim position last August to replace District 5 representative Mike Mosura. Mosura resigned from his position on the board following a guilty plea to a federal charge for his role in a steroid distribution scheme.
Bass was appointed by the board Aug. 21 to serve in the interim capacity until the election this spring. Bass will serve out the remainder of Mosura’s term.
Continuing his involvement in the community, Bass, along with fellow school board member Tammy Smith, Bossier City Councilman David Montgomery, and Bossier Parish Police Juror Jack “Bump” Skaggs began holding a monthly North Bossier Luncheon beginning Tuesday, Feb. 11 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Bossier Parish School for Technology and Innovative Learning (BPSTIL).
“Our hope is that we will be able to better inform and communicate with the community. I think the more informed the community is, the more interaction they have, the better we will be able to move forward as a parish,” Bass said. “We only stand to gain when north Bossier business owners, residents, community leaders, and elected officials come together in an open forum on a consistent basis to discuss growth, economic development, community involvement and the future we envision.”
Inspired by the South Bossier Lunch Group, leaders and residents in north Bossier will come together to discuss the growth, economic development, community involvement and business future of north Bossier.
“We were most definitely inspired by the success of the monthly SoBo business luncheon. South Bossier has been having a luncheon for a little over a year now and I’ve been to several of them. We didn’t have anything like that in north Bossier,” said Bass.