Barksdale Air Force Base School Liaison Officer Program


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.

School of Choice

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

Barksdale on-base residents 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 military families living on the base are available for pickup on May 1st at the Airman and Family Readiness Center (DRC) or the School Board Annex II.  You may pick up the applications, complete them and bring them along with proof of residence, a copy of your lease, to Bossier Parish School Board, Annex II, 316 Sibley Street, Benton, LA 71006 for approval.  Feel free to contact Ms. Judy Willcox at judy.willcox@bossierschools.org  or call (318) 549-5040 for assistance.  Once the application has been approved you may take it to the school you selected and register your student.  High School of Choice forms are being replaced by BAFB Resident School of Choice (K-12) forms.  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



Forms may be mailed to the:

Bossier Parish School Board Office, PO Box 2000, Benton, LA  71006

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.

Barksdale School Information

  • Events

Base Resources

Airman and Family Readiness Center
Child Development Center
Family Child Care
Barksdale AFB Youth Programs
Mental Health/Substance Abuse
Chapel Programs
Crime Stop
Drug Demand Reduction
Family Advocacy
Immunization Clinic
Outdoor Recreation
2nd Medical Group Pediatrics
Arts and Crafts

Contact Information

425 Kenney Avenue

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

Phone: 318-456-4098
DSN: 781-4098


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Please use this page as a guide to become acquainted with the Barksdale and the educational, recreational and service facilities available here. We have made every attempt to ensure the information in this guide is current. Some information may be subject to change. Updates will be made as new information becomes available.