419 Hixon Street
Mangham, LA 71259


Welcome to the Richland Parish School Board


Lousiana Superintendent's Association
Art Contest Winners

art contest winners

Secretaries Day Celebration

secretaries celebration

Dress Code Changes for the 2016-2017 School Year

The Richland Parish School Board held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at the Richland Parish School Board Room. During the meeting, the board considered an agenda item pertaining to Policy Manual File: JCDB - Student dress code. The Board voted 6-3 for no schools in Richland Parish to adhere to a dress code policy requiring school uniforms for the 2016-2017 school year and beyond. Four schools in Richland Parish currently follow uniform dress code policies. Dress code provisions for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year will not change.

Stacy Morris and Kristie Penick were each recipients
of the 2016 Golden Apple Award!

teacher award teacher award


Proposal Meeting for
Disaster Management Recovery Service May 16

richland parish teacher job fair may 31, 2016

May 31 - Richland Parish Employee Job Fair
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Richland Arts Center
193 Higway 3048
Rayville, LA 71269

rich network
Early Childhood & Preschool Roundup 2016

April 4 - Community Preschool Roundup at the Arts Center 7:30am-2:00pm

April 5-8 Apply at Participating Network Sites
(Delta Head Start Centers, Richland Parish School Board, Little Feathers Childcare, Tender Touch Nursery, and Humble Beginnings Development Center)


Louisiana Superintendent's Conference Association
Art Contest Winners for Richland Parish

art winners


professional development day
Feb. 16 - Staff Development Day/ No School for Students

public notice

A special school board meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 6:00p.m. at the Richland Arts Center. The Richland Arts Center is located next to Rayville High School at 193 Highway 3048 in Rayville, LA. The purpose of this meeting is to publicly discuss a proposal from the United States Department of Justice that involves changes in attendance zones and grades served for some schools. More information about the specifics of the proposal will be provided next week through parent flyers and posted on our website. Your participation in the meeting on January 14th is welcome. Thank you for your continued support of the Richland Parish Public School System.

Sheldon Jones, Superintendent

Click here to view
a summary of the proposed consent order


A Fresh Approach to Feeding Students

Outdoors might be sporting the usual winter grays and browns, but inside the greenhouses at Rayville High School, is a lush, brilliant green. Earlier this year, Richland Parish Food Network Services was given a grant through Seed Change, an initiative of the National Farm to School Network to expand the use of locally grown produce in schools through changes in procurement, education or the addition of school gardens. The Seed Change Program in Louisiana is funded by a donation by the Walmart Foundation.

Beverly Gresham, field manager for Richland Parish Food Network Services, said the office received a $26,000 hub grant and the schools each received $5,000 seed grants. The schools used the grants to update four greenhouses on the Rayville High School campus and one on the Delhi High School campus (with assistance from the Delhi Hospital).

Rory Gresham, the greenhouse manager, runs three greenhouses at Rayville High. The first is for germination. Seeds stay there for the first three weeks before being moved to either the tomato greenhouse or the lettuce greenhouse. Right now, Rory Gresham does all the work. He said the program was started too late in the year to adjust students' curriculum, but they hope to have student involvement in the program starting in the 2016-17 school year.

Rory Gresham, greenhouse manager for Richland Parish School Food Services, shows the root system on lettuce being grown in a hydroponic greenhouse. (Photo: Bonnie Bolden/The News-Star)

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Thirty-two students from East Carroll, Richland, West Carroll, and Delta Charter Schools participated in the first Northeast Louisiana Delta Regional Jump Start Camp on June 9, 10, and 11, 2015. Pictured above are students visiting the Virtual Welding Mobile Lab on the Louisiana Delta Community College Campus at Tallulah, Louisiana.


richland Parish School Board Members

Sitting (L-R): Marie Lewis, Alece Copeland, Connie Dove, Sheldon Jones Standing (L-R): Billy Calvert, Kevin Eppinette, Eugene Young, Jr., Joe Chapman, Moses Wilkins, Keith Pruitt


Our Mission Statement
The Richland Parish School System will provide a comprehensive educational foundation and safe learning environment for all students. Students will demonstrate mastery of skills needed to be lifelong learners. It is our system's purpose to develop the whole child to his/her fullest potential. Excellence will be expected from each employee and student in the system.