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Posted on 05/19/2023
RPSB Announces Ceceilia Montiel as Director of Elementary Education
ALEXANDRIA, La – The Rapides Parish School Board is pleased to announce that Ceceilia Montiel, Mary Goff Elementary Principal, has officially agreed to become the next Rapides Parish School Board’s Director of Elementary Education.
Posted on 05/12/2023
Rapides Parish School Board celebrates employees for “Teacher Appreciation Week”
ALEXANDRIA, La – The Rapides Parish School System joins students, parents, and educators across America in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week from May 8 – 12, 2023. Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated the first full week of May and is reserved to give teachers extra credit for the work that they do to impact students across America.
Posted on 05/03/2023
Nine students commit to becoming educators on Educators Rising Signing Day
ALEXANDRIA, La – Nine Rapides Parish students took one step closer in their aspirations to become the next generation of teachers by signing letters of intent to their prospective universities/colleges on May 2, 2023, which is Educators Rising Signing Day for 2023.
Posted on 04/21/2023
Shannon Alford named Executive Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction
ALEXANDRIA, La – The Rapides Parish School District is excited to announce the appointment of Shannon Alford as the District’s new Executive Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. Mrs. Alford will be assuming the position formerly held by the new LaSalle Parish Superintendent of Schools Jonathan Garrett.
Posted on 04/18/2023
Three Rapides Parish Employees Finalists for Early Childhood Teacher and Leader of the Year Awards
Awards honor early education teachers and administrators who care for and educate infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
Posted on 04/12/2023
Assistant Superintendent Jonathan Garrett’s transition as LaSalle’s Superintendent of Schools is underway
ALEXANDRIA, La - Jonathan Garrett, Rapides Parish School Board’s Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, has officially agreed to become the next Superintendent of Schools for the LaSalle Parish School System.
Posted on 04/12/2023
RPSB Advisory Panel Survey for Bolton’s Campus released today
ALEXANDRIA, La – After the Rapides Parish School Board Meeting that was held on April 11, RPSB adopted the panel positions, procedures for selecting participants, purpose, scope of work, meeting schedule and reporting date to study the creation of a PK-12 academic and performing arts magnet school on Bolton High School’s Campus.
Posted on 03/29/2023
RPSB’s Lindsay Green Recognized as a 2023 NAFEPA State Leadership Recipient
The Rapides Parish School System is pleased to announce that Lindsay Green, Federal Programs Coordinator, received the State Leadership Award from the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators (NAFEPA) on Monday, March 26.
Posted on 02/27/2023
March is Read Across Rapides Month
Students and faculty in Rapides Parish will join millions of their peers across the county to celebrate the annual National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Week by expanding the week into a month-long initiative called “Read Across Rapides.”
Posted on 02/02/2023
RPSB and RECN Celebrate
The Rapides Parish School System and the Rapides Early Childhood Network held their annual Early Childhood Round-Up earlier this week and proclaimed February as the "Month of the Young Child."
Posted on 01/18/2023
January is School Board Recognition Month
January is School Board Recognition Month and Rapides Parish is honored to celebrate its school board members for their dedication and commitment to the district’s schools and students.
Posted on 12/15/2022
Two Rapides Parish Schools are making a comeback!
The Louisiana Department of Education has recognized Martin Park Elementary and Northwood High School as a “Comeback Campus.”
Posted on 12/06/2022
RPSB Honors Faculty with Annual Celebration
On December 5, 2022, the Rapides Parish School Board held a celebration for its outstanding educators by honoring their 2024 Principal, Assistant Principal, Teacher and New Teacher of the Year.
Posted on 11/16/2022
RPSB achieves record-breaking school scores.
The Louisiana Department of Education has released its progress report for the Rapides Parish School System, which in turn, gave Rapides Parish schools an overall 80.4 school performance score (SPS), the highest grade ever achieved for Rapides Parish under the current accountability formula.
Posted on 10/20/2022
RPSB Highlights National School Bus Safety Week
ALEXANDRIA, La – In support of National School Bus Safety Week, October 17-21, 2022, the Rapides Parish School Board is raising awareness to remind everyone about the importance of school bus safety.
RPSB Announces Safety Improvements for School District.
Posted on 09/08/2022
RPSB Announces Safety Improvements for School District.
(ALEXANDRIA, LA) – On Thursday, September 8, 2022, representatives from the Rapides Parish School Board and local and state agencies announced a plan worth up to $4M to improve the safety and security of the school district.
RPSB Rolls Out
Posted on 08/03/2022
RPSB Rolls Out
(Alexandria, LA) – The Rapides Parish School District is rolling out a unique way to help improve literacy rates amongst students within Rapides Parish.
RPSB honors students with accounting scholarships
Posted on 06/27/2022
RPSB honors students with accounting scholarships
(Alexandria, LA) - Earlier in the year we shared that our CFO of Rapides Parish Schools, Mrs. Elizabeth Domite, was honored with the Award for LASBO and the Outstanding School Business Award for Louisiana from SASBO.
LA Mental Health Coalition Offers Resources
Posted on 06/14/2022
LA Mental Health Coalition Offers Resources
Posted on 06/04/2022
RPSB Recognizes Several Schools with Athletic Honors
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Posted on 05/23/2022
RPSB honors several schools with recognitions
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Rapides Parish seniors sign letters of intent to become educators
Posted on 05/04/2022
Rapides Parish seniors sign letters of intent to become educators
(Alexandria, La) - Five Rapides Parish seniors, and students of the Pre-Educator Pathway Program, pledged to become educators in the first signing day event for the Rapides Parish School District on May 3, 2022. 
RPSB Recognizes Several Schools with Athletic Honors
Posted on 04/06/2022
RPSB Recognizes Several Schools with Athletic Honors
(Alexandria, La) - On April 5, 2022, the Rapides Parish School Board held a press conference honoring their schools' athletic teams with multiple honors.
RPSB honors several schools with recognitions
Posted on 03/15/2022
RPSB honors several schools with recognitions
(Alexandria, La) - Some of Rapides Parish Schools have been recognized and awarded for their hard work and dedication.
RPSB Literacy Task Force Art Contest Winners
Posted on 03/09/2022
RPSB Literacy Task Force Art Contest Winners
(Alexandria, La) - Back in January, we asked our students to create artwork for our "Journey to Literacy" Book Mobiles Contest.
Posted on 03/07/2022
''Elevate Your Future'' Job Fair
RPSB drops mask requirement for close contact.
Posted on 03/04/2022
RPSB drops mask requirement for close contact.
Third Round of Pandemic EBT Benefits Coming to Eligible Louisiana Children
Posted on 02/15/2022
Third Round of Pandemic EBT Benefits Coming to Eligible Louisiana Children
LDOE & LDCFS (Baton Rouge, La) - DCFS and the Louisiana Department of Education received approval from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to distribute the third round of Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) to eligible students.
Magnet and Montessori School Registration for the 2022 - 2023 School Year
Posted on 02/04/2022
Magnet and Montessori School Registration for the 2022 - 2023 School Year
(ALEXANDRIA, La) - February is the month for registering for Rapides Parish Magnet and Montessori Schools.
Rapides Parish School District's 2022 - 2023 Open Enrollment
Posted on 02/03/2022
Rapides Parish School District's 2022 - 2023 Open Enrollment
(Alexandria, La) - February is open enrollment month for Rapides Parish students seeking to choose a school other than their zoned school.
RPSB adopts traditional school calendar for 2022 - 2023 school year.
Posted on 02/02/2022
RPSB adopts traditional school calendar for 2022 - 2023 school year.
RPSB presents Literary Bus Art Competition
Posted on 01/12/2022
RPSB presents Literary Bus Art Competition
RPSB provides update to Covid-19 guidelines following rise in Omicron Covid-19 cases.
Posted on 01/03/2022
RPSB provides update to Covid-19 guidelines following rise in Omicron Covid-19 cases.
Alexandria, La - Between the rise in the Covid-19 cases in regards to the Omicron variant and the winter season, the Rapides Parish School Board releases this information regarding the upcoming months.
Literacy Around Town
Posted on 12/16/2021
Literacy Around Town
Alexandria, La - The Louisiana Department of Education plans to help increase literacy in our students with some fun, holiday activities.
RPSB honors our educators of the year
Posted on 12/06/2021
RPSB honors our educators of the year
Alexandria, La - On December 2, 2021, the Rapides Parish School board honored various teachers, assistant principals, and principals during its "Educator of the Year" celebration at the Convention Hall in Alexandria.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit
Posted on 12/01/2021
The Emergency Broadband Benefit
ALEXANDRIA, La - The ConnectLA/FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is looking to help you and your family's internet needs.
Buckeye High School anatomy students win state competition...again!
Posted on 11/19/2021
Buckeye High School anatomy students win state competition...again!
RAPIDES PARISH, La. (RPSB) – Make no bones about it. The human body is a complex system to understand, especially with Covid-19 impacting those bodies. But that didn’t stop Buckeye High School’s anatomy students from pulling together and muscling through a state competition designed to help understand what makes our bodies work.
Rapides Parish School Board honored with
Posted on 11/18/2021
Rapides Parish School Board honored with ''Models of Excellence'' award.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (RPSB) - On November 15, 2021, the Rapides Parish School Board was awarded the "Models of Excellence" award by the Louisiana Department of Education.
RPSB Teacher Named Finalist for National Award
Posted on 11/17/2021
RPSB Teacher Named Finalist for National Award
Alexandria, La (RPSB) - November 4, 2021 will be a day that Heather Warner, a Caroline Dorman Jr. High Science teacher, will remember forever, as she was honored as a 2020 state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
RPSB discusses goals for the 2021-2022 year.
Posted on 11/16/2021
RPSB discusses goals for the 2021-2022 year.
Alexandria, La (RPSB) - The Rapides Parish School Board's members and staff discuss several goals for the 2021-2022 year.
Mental health services usable for RPSB's educators.
Posted on 11/10/2021
Mental health services usable for RPSB's educators.
Alexandria, La (RPSB) - With the partnership of the Louisiana Department of Education and Oschner, the Rapides Parish School Board provides their educators with mental health resources.
Rapides Parish School Board approves motion to adjust mask mandate policy
Posted on 11/01/2021
Rapides Parish School Board approves motion to adjust mask mandate policy