The Richland Parish School Board will elect a Superintendent of Schools, having such qualifications as may be fixed by the Louisiana Board of Education, for a period of not more than four (4) years.  The Superintendent of Schools shall not be required to be a qualified elector or a resident of the parish which he/she is to serve as Superintendent.  He/she shall be required to devote his/her entire time to the office of Superintendent of Schools.


The Superintendent of the Richland Parish School Board is a constitutional school officer as provided in the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana.  As such, he/she has certain authorities and functions which are provided for by law.


The Superintendent shall be the chief executive officer and secretary and treasurer of the Richland Parish School Board.  He/she shall be responsible to the Board for the efficient administration of the school district according to the laws governing the school district and the policies which are adopted by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and the Richland Parish School Board.  As the instructional leader of the school district and its chief executive officer, he/she shall have primary responsibility for personnel actions in the district as may be outlined in state law and/or Board policy.


As secretary of the Board, he/she shall keep, or cause to be kept, an accurate copy of all minutes in an official minute book reflecting all business of the Board conducted at regular or special meetings.  As secretary, the Superintendent shall see that copies of all minutes are provided to all Board members and that the official Board minutes are made available for public examination in accordance with state law.


As treasurer, the Superintendent shall have the authority to co-sign and execute any and all documents associated with all transactions duly approved by the Board.  He/she shall also be designated as the official custodian of all funds to which the Board is entitled by law and shall be responsible for the proper safeguarding and accounting for all such funds.


The Superintendent shall sign each teacher contract issued.


Revised:  January 11, 2011

Revised:  August 14, 2012



Ref:     Constitution of Louisiana, Art. VIII, Sec. 9

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:54, 17:81, 17:83, 17:90, 17:91, 17:92, 17:93, 17:94, 17:95, 17:96, 17:97

Board minutes, 1-11-11, 8-14-12


Richland Parish School Board