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.
Barksdale AFB School Liaison Officer
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 email@example.com 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)
Parent/student must provide own transportation
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2018
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.
PO Box 2000, Benton, LA 71006-2000
FIND YOUR SCHOOL
Bossier Parish Schools has a boundary map you can use to determine your child’s school. The maps can be found at
Visit http://www.bossierschools.org/studentregistrationforms for more information on Bossier Parish Schools
MILITARY INTERSTATE CHILDREN'S COMPACT COMMISSION
BOSSIER PARISH ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS
Butler Educational Complex
Reginald Williams, Principal
649 Wyche Street
Bossier City, LA 71111
Bossier Parish Virtual Learning Academy - Middle School
Campus: Butler Educational Complex
Bossier Parish Virtual Learning Academy - High School
Campus: Bossier High School
777 Bearkat Drive
BOSSIER PARISH SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
The Bossier Parish School System offers a wide variety of programs that are destined to provide quality education, which will equip all students to function at their highest potential in a complex and changing society. Opportunities for services are provided to students beginning at the preschool level (age 3-5) and continuing through the age of 21.
Placement and services flow from the needs of the students identified through a referral process that includes a multidisciplinary evaluation (MDE) which provides the foundation for the development of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) prior to making a placement decision for participation in one or more of the Special Education programs.
As stated in Louisiana's Educational Rights of Children with Disabilities, "A student with a disability is entitled to receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE)". Our department works diligently with parish staff to ensure FAPE by providing student programs and services, many of which are listed below:
Adapted Physical Education
Educational Interpreter Services
Extended School Year
IEP (Individualized Education Program)
Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy in the Educational Setting
Orientation and Mobility
Related School Health Services
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Speech/Language Pathology Services
What is CLIP?
College Life Is Possible, or CLIP, is a collaborative partnership between the Bossier Parish School System and Bossier Parish Community College.
CLIP is designed for students with significant cognitive disabilities who have completed 4 years of high school. The program is located on BPCC’s campus presenting students with an opportunity to be educated in a college environment alongside their peers. The goal of CLIP is to prepare students for independent living and employment.
The educational environment in CLIP raises the standards of expectations to one similar to that of their peers. Students spend a portion of their day engaged in challenging academic curriculum that addresses self determination skills such as goal setting, decision making, and problem solving. The CLIP curriculum also addresses independent life skills such as money management and social skills. Finally, employability skills related to interviews, filling out job applications, and career awareness are addressed.
Another portion of a CLIP student’s day is spent in a community vocational internship.
CLIP is currently partnered with several businesses in the Bossier area including Willis Knighton Hospital and Red River Sanitors at The Louisiana Boardwalk.
CLIP offers students a wide variety of opportunities in numerous career areas for different job experiences.
Do you think your child may be in need of Special Services?
Do you think your child may be gifted or talented?
For additional information, please contact Bossier Parish Child Find @ 318-549-6119.
Parkway High School
Airline High School
Bossier High School
Haughton High School
Benton High School
1961 Midway Avenue | P.O. BOX 32000
Shreveport, LA 71130-2000
TEL: (318) 603-6300
Superintendent: (318) 603-6300
Caddo Schools has a boundary map you can use to determine your child’s school. The maps can be found at:
for more information on Caddo Parish Schools
CADDO PARISH SCHOOL BOARD SPECIAL EDUCATION CENTER
3004 Knight Street Bldg. 6
Shreveport, LA 71104
Caddo Parish School System offers a diverse and unique array of educational opportunities, from traditional neighborhood schools to a variety of magnet programs designed to address the differing needs of our student population.
Special Education Assessment
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
School aged children referred through school. For pre-school child search 3-5.
Caddo parish children from 0-22.
Caddo Parish Magnet High School
1601 Viking Drive
Shreveport, LA 71101
phone | 318.221.2501
fax | 318.227.1393
for more information on Caddo parish Magnet Schools
Contact Mrs. Melinda Kay to determine eligibility to attend one of their magnet component programs.
Testing for the magnet programs can be arranged by contacting Mrs. Kay at:
or call 318-603-6382 PLEASE inform Mrs. Kay of your military status in your communication.
Caddo Magnet Student Handbook
Sheila Corbin, Office Clerk
Work Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Wheat, Registrar
Work Email: email@example.com
For more contacts go to http://caddomagnet.net/contact/
For homeschoolers, refer to http://www.louisianabelieves.com/schools/home-study
Home School Information
Home School Central
Home School Legal Defense Association
The Military Homeschooler
Providence Classical Academy
4525 Old Brownlee Road, Bossier, Louisiana, 71111
Monday - Friday 08:00 am - 03:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday Closed
St John The Baptist Catholic School
125 Church Street, Princeton, Louisiana, 71067
St Jude Greenfield Child Development Center Address
3800 Viking Drive, Bossier, Louisiana, 71111
Colquitt Christian Academy & Preschool
3233 Colquitt Road Shreveport LA 71118
Calvary Baptist Academy
9333 Linwood Avenue Shreveport LA 71106
Christian Center School
207 Idema Street Shreveport LA 71106
Evangel Christian Academy
7425 Broadacres Road Shreveport LA 71129
Loyola College Prep
921 Jordan Street Shreveport LA 71101
1100 Southfield Road Shreveport LA 71106
St Mark's School
2785 Fairfield Avenue Shreveport LA 71104
St. John Berchmans Catholic School
947 Jordan Street Shreveport LA 71101
St. Joseph Catholic School
1210 Anniston Avenue Shreveport LA 71105
The Montessori School for Shreveport
2605 C E Galloway Boulevard Shreveport LA 71104
Word of God Academy
2820 Summer Grove Drive Shreveport LA 71118
Barksdale AFB students are zoned for the following schools:
- Waller Elementary (for student living in Historic housing) https://waller-bps-la.schoolloop.com/
- Kerr Elementary (for students living on the Eastside of BAFB) http://kerr-bps-la.schoolloop.com/
- Rusheon Middle School https://rusheon-bps-la.schoolloop.com/
- Bossier High School https://bossierh-bps-la.schoolloop.com/
The Bossier Parish School Board may permit out-of-district transfers for school attendance for the following reasons:
Majority to Minority – A student who belongs to the majority race in the neighborhood school may request a transfer to a school where he/she will be a minority.
Child tending (grades K-6 only) – both parents/guardians must work full-time outside the home and child tending must be full-time for students in grades K-6. (Y.E.P. will not be considered a child tender for out-of-district transfer.)
Bossier Parish School Board employee privilege – the requested school must be the primary place of employment or a feeder school in the same attendance district.
Family hardship – family hardship is an event or circumstance that places a student in jeopardy physically, mentally or academically. A student’s after-school work, a childcare concern, or participation in school co-curricular or extracurricular activities shall not be considered as family hardships.
Medical reasons – A letter from a physician (M.D.) is required, stating the specific medical diagnosis, length of time the student has been seen by the physician, date of last physician’s visit for the problem and the specific reason(s) why the student cannot attend his/her neighborhood school.
Senior privilege – Senior privilege applies only to continued attendance at the school where the student completed the junior year.
Intervention – Intervention is a special transfer that requires a recommendation from appropriate school/district officials.
Barksdale AFB Key & Essential Personnel - Students of members designated as key & essential personnel can request a waiver to attend any K-12 school within the Bossier Parish school system.
Barksdale AFB High School Students -- The following are the eligibility requirements for School of Choice for High School Students
Transfer is granted only for the students of active military parents living on Barksdale Air Force Base property.
Transfer is granted with the understanding that the selected school of choice will remain in effect for the duration of the student's high school years.
Transfer is granted with the understanding that the parent(s)/student will provide their own transportation.
Transfer is granted upon receipt of the required registration documentation:
Out-of-district transfer applications must be submitted to the Supervisor of Special Programs for approval, and approval must be granted prior to enrollment. You must contact the Bossier Parish School Board Students Services for all registration forms. All registration forms are maintained at Student Services located in the Bossier Parish School Board Annex II located adjacent to the School Board Office in Benton, LA. For additional information, please email Ms. Judy Wilcox (Judy.Willcox@bossierschools.org) or call (318) 549-5040 Bossier Parish Schools, to complete the appropriate forms. Please read all forms and handbooks to ensure continued compliance. In order to determine the cumulative effect of transfers, the Bossier Parish School Board requires all transfers to be submitted by the third (3rd) Monday in July, with the exception of majority to minority transfers. Majority to minority applications shall be submitted by the last student attendance day of the school year. Only bona fide emergency transfers shall be considered after that date. Transportation shall not be provided for out-of-district transfer students except for reason #1.
These items must be presented to the attending school at registration:
Bossier Schools registration form/information:
Caddo Schools registration Form (online registration):
Louisiana State Vaccine Requirements
Please read as this may pose some delay regarding your child receiving services.
Bossier Parish Schools:
If your child has an IEP from another state you will need to take the IEP and the testing records to the Bossier Parish School Board Evaluation Center.
The Evaluation Center is a division of the Bossier Parish School Board which houses the special education department.
Your child’s information will be reviewed to determine services.
If you do not have your child’s IEP nor testing documents you will be able to fill out a request for those to be sent to the center.
2500 Viking Drive
Bossier City, LA 71111
(318) 549-6119 www.bossierschools.org
Link to Location map:
Booker T. Washington High
CE Byrd High School
Caddo Magnet High School
Captain Shreve High School
North Caddo High
Woodlawn High School
"Every one of Louisiana's children should be on track to a college degree or a professional career."
Frequently Asked Questions
What Schools do children/youth living on the installation attend?
Barksdale AFB is zoned for the following Bossier Parish Schools:
Waller Elementary, Rusheon Middle and Bossier High
(for students living in historic housing)
T. L. Rodes-PK-1, Platt 2-3, Princeton Elementary 4-5
Haughton Middle and Haughton High School
(for students living on the east side of the base)
*Exceptions to the current ATTENDANCE ZONE POLICY:
Children of members of the United States military personnel residing on Barksdale Air Force Base (BAFB) and zoned for the above named schools are permitted to attend any grade-appropriate school within the Bossier Parish School district, conditioned only on capacity of the receiving school, as determined by the School Board, and a mandatory annual review process.
The Bossier Parish School Board reserves the right to deny approval of an applicant’s School of Choice if the school/or grade(s) has reached its functional capacity.
For all waivers, you must contact Ms. Judy Willcox at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (318) 549-5040 at Bossier Parish School Board, Student Services for assistance.
When does school start?
What schools do children/youth living off base attend?
For the school calendars or the school attendance zones go to
How old must a child be to start school?
Kindergarten registrants must be 5 years of age on or before September 30.
What are the school’s accountability data (ranking, test scores, financial, demographics, etc.)?
Go to http://www.louisianabelieves.com for state wide information on schools to include but not limited to accountability and homeschool procedures.
How far is the walk or bus ride to and from school?
Bus pick-up/drop-off information is presented to the parents at registration or they can call Mr. Dean Aiken at (318) 549-6796/email
What is "Back to School Night" and when will it be held?
The Annual Back to School Night is an event that invites local public, private and homeschool officials and agencies to meet with our Barksdale AFB parents prior to the beginning of school to allow parents to network and ask questions about their student's schools. The Youth Center uses this opportunity to disseminate information regarding their programs. This year's "Back to School Night" will be held 23 July 2018 at 6:15 p.m. at the Youth Center.
What is the 2018-2019 Bossier Parish Schools Registration Schedule? See helpful attachment
Student Pre-Registration at
all School Sites
23 July-7 August 2018
9 a.m. -2 p.m.
(Only for students who did not pre-register on April 24th or 25th)
MUST be 5 years of age
on or before 30 September 2018.
Kindergarten Screening 8-13 August 2018
On one of these dates, 8-13 August, each kindergarten student will attend
ONE full day of school
10-11 May 2018
7:30 a.m-5:00 p.m.
At the Bossier Instructional Center
2719 Airline Dr. Bossier City, LA
All new students, including kindergarten students,
MUST have a certified birth certificate, an up-to-date Louisiana health card, and proof of residence.
New students in grades 1-12 must bring previous school records.
First Day of School for Students in Grades 1-12
Wednesday, 8 August 2018
First Day for ALL KINDERGARTEN Students
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
What is the 2018-2019 Caddo Parish Schools Registration Process?
caddo schools Registration & Relocation
What You Need To Know About Registration and Relocation
Caddo knows that schools are a primary concern as you make decisions about changing your residence. They encourage you to visit their schools to see their comprehensive instructional program in operation. Please call the principal of the school in which you are interested in arranging a visit with.
How do I learn which school my children will attend?
Use the School Directory on the caddoschools.org website to search for schools based on your new address.
When should I register my child?
Schools are open throughout the summer to accommodate parents in the registration process. The early registration of students provides the school system an opportunity to evaluate student placement and adjust staffing in response to unanticipated enrollment increases. Parents should contact their local school to schedule an enrollment appointment.
What information do I need to register a child?
Proof of Caddo Parish residency (Deed or lease and photo ID with 2 proofs of residency)
Certificate of birth
Copy of the child's most recent report card (if applicable)
If the student is transferring from another public school in Louisiana, a copy of the Louisiana Student Transfer Record will be required. This form may be obtained at the school from which the student is transferring. Most importantly, contact the appropriate school prior to registration. Schools are open throughout the summer to accommodate parents during the registration process.
How can I obtain more information about the Caddo Parish Public Schools?
Contact the administration office of the school your child will be attending. You can find the telephone numbers for all schools in the Caddo Parish Public School system using our
school directory on the caddoschools.org website or call (318) 603-6300.
CADDO PARISH MAGNET SCHOOLS
Parents of children who will be in grades 6th through 8th that are
interested in enrolling their children in Caddo Parish Magnet Schools will need to contact Mrs. Melinda Kay to determine eligibility requirements.
Testing for the magnet programs for grades 6th – 8th can be arranged by contacting Mrs. Kay at
MKAY@caddoschools.org or call (318) 603-6382.
Parents whose children will be in grades K5 through 5th that are interested in enrolling their children in Caddo Parish Magnet Schools will need to contact Ms. Julie Scruggs to determine eligibility requirements.
Testing for the magnet programs for grades K5 – 5th can be arranged by contacting Ms. Scruggs at
JSCRUGGS@caddoschools.org or call (318) 603-6504.
Parents interested in enrolling in a school specializing in a foreign language
may contact Ms. Scruggs.
Parents of high school children interested in enrolling in a Caddo Parish Magnet School will need to make direct contact with that school.
You may want to inform the magnet school coordinators of your military status.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR CADDO PARISH STUDENTS IS AUGUST 13, 2018
Airman and Family Readiness Center
Child Development Center
Family Child Care
Barksdale AFB Youth Programs
Mental Health/Substance Abuse
Drug Demand Reduction
2nd Medical Group Pediatrics
Arts and Crafts
801 Kenney Avenue, Ste. 1400
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.