The Bossier Parish School Board rezoned school districts for Barksdale to include transportation to the Haughton schools on Dec. 7th, 2017. “Bossier Parish Schools view this as one more giant step to provide BAFB dependents the highest quality education that our school system offers.” said Scott Smith, Bossier Parish Schools superintendent.
The Bossier Parish School Board approved the rezoning for Barksdale on Thursday this
week. “This is a big win for the base,” said Sabrina Evans, Barksdale school liaison officer. It just makes things easier. Haughton is a closer and more convenient choice for East Side residents.”
Haughton schools that range from preschool through high school are now available including TL Rodes, Platt, Princeton, Haughton Middle School and Haughton High.
Many of these schools
are A-ranked schools which will provide the best education possible to Barksdale residents Evans said.
Additionally, with the school of choice option, parents can choose to transport their kids to the grade level schools of their choice outside their designated attendance zones within the district. The rezoning of Barksdale from Bossier public schools to Haughton schools is a great opportunity for the base, giving parents multiple options for education and providing transportation and a more convenient option for base members.
Senior Airman Luke Hill, 2nd Bomb Wing Public Affairs
Since the article doesn’t go into enough detail, I’ll ask, does this mean Barksdale Air Force base has the option to choose what school district their child or children attends? And also, it mentions Haughton schools. Does that mean a Haughton bus would transport from the base? Or is this all connected to the former Haughton middle school being turned into an elementary school and the rezoning that was a result of that?
I’m not sure the answer to your first question, but yes, a school bus will transport kids from Base to Haughton schools.
Military families living on Barksdale Air Force Base will have K-12 school choice in the 2017-18 academic year. (The vote was approved by the school board.)
Bossier Press-Tribune thanks!
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