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Barksdale: Bossier rezoning helps families

A child steps off a bus after school at Barksdale Air Force Base La., dec. 7, 2017. The Bossier Parish School Board approved the rezoning of barksdale to allow transportation to Haughton schools. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke Hill)

The Bossier Parish School Board rezoned school districts for Barksdale to include transportation to the Haughton schools on Dec. 7th, 2017. “Bossier Parish Schools view this as one more giant step to provide BAFB dependents the highest quality education that our school system offers.” said Scott Smith, Bossier Parish Schools superintendent.

The Bossier Parish School Board approved the rezoning for Barksdale on Thursday lastweek. “This is a big win for the base,” said Sabrina Evans, Barksdale school liaison officer. It just makes things easier. Haughton is a closer and more convenient choice for East Side residents.”

Haughton schools that range from preschool through high school are now available including TL Rodes, Platt, Princeton, Haughton Middle School and Haughton High.

Additionally, with the school of choice option, parents can choose to transport their kids to the grade level schools of their choice outside their designated attendance zones within the district. The rezoning of Barksdale from Bossier public schools to Haughton schools is a great opportunity for the base, giving parents multiple options for education and providing transportation and a more convenient option for base members.