VIPs Get Grand Tour

Several members of the Legislature and this area’s member of the BESE Board along with local officials met with School Superintendent Alison Strong last Thursday for a tour of the new vocational facilities, the sports complex and the almost finished new administration building.  Strong told the Red River Parish School Board on Monday about the visit.

Strong told the gathering that the higher test scores the schools in the parish have received in recent years are a credit to the balanced calendar and the hard work by the staff and students.  She tied that in with the multiple improvements in classroom facilities at the schools.

Senator Robert Mills from District 36 told the Journal, “It is good getting the community to support schools.  We celebrate successes and this will definitely generate greater success in the future.”

District 35 Senator Barry Milligan told the Journal, “With vo-tech training kids are job ready before they walk out of high school.  The school is producing professional people before graduation.”

Red River High  commented, “As Red River keeps going and growing our partnerships are expanding. We appreciate the investments these Louisiana Dignitaries have taken in Red River Parish Schools. Our endeavor is to become a parish of excellence.”

High School Principal JC Dickey said, “We had some very important and amazing guest come out today to Red River High and we are so honored to show what our Parish has to offer.”

Those in attendance included Senator Robert Mills, BESE Member Michael Melerine, Rev. Dr. Mayor Johnny Cox, State Representative Alan Seabaugh, Representative of Attorney General Jeff Landry, Laura Seabaugh, Senator Barry Milligan, Coushatta Chief of Police Kevin Stafford, and Red River Parish School Board President Susan Taylor.

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