The Richland Parish School Board, in an effort to ensure and enhance and ensure high expectations and standards in the education of the children of Richland Parish, endorses this statement of policy on school and community as an outgrowth of its belief that (a) the public schools belong to the people who created them by consent, and support them by taxation; (b) the schools are only as strong as the intelligent and informed support of the people of the community, and never any stronger; and (c) the support of the people must be based upon their knowledge of, the goals and efforts of the public schools and their participation in the aims and efforts of the public schools.


The Board therefore reaffirms and declares its design and intent:


  1. to keep the citizens of the community regularly and thoroughly informed through all the channels of communication on all the policies, programs, and planning of the school system, and to carry out this policy through its own efforts and the offices of the Superintendent of Schools.

  2. to invite the advice and counsel of the people of the school  system at all times and especially at all monthly meetings of the Board except at executive sessions; and

  3. to solicit the sound thinking and studied counsels of the people through advisory committees selected from the community and appointed by this Board to consider those problems which virtually affect the future of our children.


Richland Parish School Board