Office of Superintendent

Superintendent of Schools

Phone: 318-449-3102
Email - [email protected]
Rapides Parish School Board

Alisha Edwards
Executive Assistant to Superintendent
Phone: (318)-449-3102
Fax: (318)-449-3190
Email: [email protected]


Jeff Powell

Jeff Powell

The Superintendent is the educational leader of the entire school district and is responsible for developing, achieving, and maintaining good educational programs, personnel, services, and facilities. Some of the responsibilities of the Superintendent are:

  • Visiting schools and programs at schools.
  • Meeting with parents and community members on a variety of issues.
  • Working with the Louisiana Department of Education on issues that pertain to
    Rapides Parish Schools
  • Directing the preparation and execution of the budget.
  • Making recommendations to the board concerning personnel appointments, promotions,
  • Making recommendations to the board for adequate utilization, operation, maintenance,
    and insurance of all school board property.
  • Completing observations and evaluations of administrative personnel as outlined
    in the Rapides Parish accountability program.
  • Investigating grievances and complaints.
  • Communicating directly with school board members concerning the school district
  • Providing information to the community on educational issues.

The Rapides Parish School Board meetings are scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the board meeting room. The Personnel, Education, and Finance Committees are scheduled to meet the third Tuesday of each month beginning at 5:00 p.m. Questions regarding meetings, agendas, minutes, etc. may be addressed to the Executive Assistant to the Board.

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