Welcome to Barksdale AFB! The School Liaison Officer Program is here to assist Department of Defense employees and their families in making a smooth transition in and out of our local public, private, and homeschool environments.  The School Liaison Officer is the primary point of contact for all school related matters, advocates for the needs of the military students, make referrals , provide educational options and networking opportunities, disseminate newsletters, facilitate workshops to address current trends, and is the liaison between the base, the schools and the local community.  Our program has built a strong, supportive relationship with the local education agencies.  However, we encourage you to read the school handbook so that you are familiar with polices and procedures associated with your student’s academic success.


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School of Choice

What is BAFB School of Choice (K-12)?

Active duty residents who live on base with school age children now have the option to send their child to any school in Bossier Parish up to the school’s functional capacity.


How does school of choice work?

Barksdale Air Force Base (BAFB) resident school of choice (K-12) forms for active duty military families living on the base are available for pickup on 3 May 2021.  The forms are available at the Bossier School Board Annex II or at the School Liaison office located at 241 Curtiss Rd in the River’s Edge Welcome Center. Please call Jacqueline Robertson, School Liaison Program Manager at (318) 456-4098 or cell (318) 564-9099. Please pick up and complete the applications and bring them along with a military ID, proof of residence, and a copy of your lease for approval to:


Bossier Parish School Board, Annex II,

410 Sibley Street, Benton, LA 71006  


For assistance contact Yolanda Jefferson at Yolanda.jefferson@bossierschools.org, or call (318) 549-5037.  Once the application has been approved you may take it to the school you selected and register your student. If student is transitioning from one school level (elementary to middle, middle to high) a new application must be submitted with appropriate documentation:

  • Proof of residence (housing letter or copy of lease)

  • Military I.D.

  • Parent/student must provide own transportation

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:  Tuesday, July 6, 2021


Will transportation be provided to school of choice students?
Parents are required to provide transportation for schools outside of their zoned schools.

Will school of choice be available for incoming personnel after school has started?

 If the first school we select does not work for us could we transfer to another school outside of the district?
Once registered at the School of Choice, no transfer can be made to any other Bossier Parish School other than the school in the student’s designated attendance zone.  School of Choice enrollment is approved for an entire school level (elementary, middle and high school).


What does school of choice mean for my high school athlete?
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) eligibility requirements are not governed by the Bossier Parish School Board.  All high school athletic eligibility issues will be determined by the LHSAA.

Contact Information

413 Curtiss Rd

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 318-456-4098, 318-564-9099


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