Office of Superintendent


Message from our Superintendent

Superintendent Nason Tony Authement

Welcome back to the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Our district’s vision and the reason that our school system exists is to prepare our students for success. For the vast majority of those students, that success will ultimately be defined in the workplace. So, we must create learning environments that provide opportunities for students to develop the skills that they are going to need to be successful.

Recent studies found that besides being proficient in core academic areas there is and will be a greater demand for employees with a different set of work skills in the emerging 21st century workplace. The ability to communicate effectively, to work collaboratively as part of a team, being creative and innovative, the ability to think critically, and the ability to solve complex problems are the key skills that will be needed for students to be successful in the workplace. 


Nason "Tony" Authement Superintendent
Phone: 318-449-3102
Email -

Rapides Parish School Board
P. O. Box 1230
619 6th Street
Alexandria, Louisiana 71309-1230

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


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.