Superintendent of Schools

Phone: 318-449-3102
Email -
Rapides Parish School Board

Donna Basco
Executive Assistant to Superintendent
Phone: (318)-449-3102
Fax: (318)-449-3190

Jeff Powell

Office of Superintendent

The Superintendent is the educational leader of the entire school district and is responsible for developing, achieving, and maintaining good educational programs, personnel, services, and facilities. Some of the responsibilities of the Superintendent are:

•  Visiting schools and programs at schools.
•  Meeting with parents and community members on a variety of issues.
•  Working with the Louisiana Department of Education on issues that pertain to
    Rapides Parish Schools
•  Directing the preparation and execution of the budget.
•  Making recommendations to the board concerning personnel appointments, promotions,
•  Making recommendations to the board for adequate utilization, operation, maintenance,
    and insurance of all school board property.
•  Completing observations and evaluations of administrative personnel as outlined
    in the Rapides Parish accountability program.
•  Investigating grievances and complaints.
•  Communicating directly with school board members concerning the school district
•  Providing information to the community on educational issues.

The Rapides Parish School Board meetings are scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the board meeting room. The Personnel, Education, and Finance Committees are scheduled to meet the third Tuesday of each month beginning at 5:00 p.m. Questions regarding meetings, agendas, minutes, etc. may be addressed to the Executive Assistant to the Board.

Executive Asst. Supt. of Administration

Executive Asst. Supt. of Administration

Mr. Clyde F. Washington
Executive Asst. Supt. of Administration
Phone: (318)-487-0888
Fax: (318)-449-3006   


Interim Executive Asst. Supt. of Curriculum and Instruction

Interim Executive Asst. Supt. of Curriculum and Instruction

Jonathan Garrett
Executive Asst. Supt. of Curriculum and Instruction
Phone: (318)-449-3103

 Business /Finance

Chief Financial Officer

Elizabeth Domite

 (318) 449-3123

Tammy James, Assistant Finance Director (318) 449-3128

The Director of Finance prepares and monitors the board’s General Fund and Maintenance Funds budgets. She organizes and directs the finance department which includes payroll, accounts payable, grants accounting, school audits, investments, group insurance, preparation of the board’s financial statements and reporting of financial and statistical data to the State Department. She serves as liaison and provides information to the Board’s Finance Committee and various other subcommittees.

Food Service

Erma Davis, - Director (318)442-0910

2121 Mason St
Alexandria, LA 71301 
442-0910 / FAX: 473-8666

Grant Writer

Kerri Nichols Grant Writer/Manager (318)449-3171 


The GrantWriter/Manager works to improve educational opportunities for students through the investigation, research, development, writing, and coordination of state, federal, and private foundation grant applications. The following are some of the areas of responsibility:

Human Resource

Naomi Jones - Director of Human Resources (318) 487-0888

Rapides Parish School System is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for employment on the basis of qualifications without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex or handicapping condition. As provided by federal law, applicants may request accommodations in order to complete the application or to take any required employment test.


Physical Plant

Roy F. Rachal, CSRM, FCIEC, AMRT, GPA  (318) 449-3195

Supervisor of Physical Plant  - Risk Management/Construction/Maintenance 
P.O. Box 1230
Alexandria, LA 71309
Phone: (318) 449-3195
Fax: (318) 448-1385

Technology Department

Luke Purdy Director of Technology (318)449-3166

501 6th Street
Alexandria, La 71301
(318)449-3166  Fax (318)767-2425


Daniel Bryant -(318) 449-3108

Transportation Department
P. O. Box 1230
619 6th St.
Alexandria, LA 71309-1230

report bus Incident

 Child Welfare and Attendance

Cottrell Wrenn- Interim Director of Child Welfare and Attendance. -(318) 449-3113

The Louisiana Legislative Statutes charge the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance with the responsibility of assuring that every school-age child is in regular attendance and with the responsibilities of filing charges to enforce the Compulsory School Attendance Law when necessary.

Cottrell Wrenn - Supervisor 318-449-3185