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School Liaison Officer

801 Kenney Avenue, Ste. 1400

OPEN: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am-4:30 pm,  located inside the Airman & Family Readiness Center

CONTACT US:  Phone: (318) 456-8400  email: BarksdaleSchoolLiaison@us.af.mil

The School Liaison Officer (SLO) is your point of contact and subject matter expert for school information in Bossier & Caddo Parishes. The SLO fosters the academic success of military students through networks and partnerships with our local and global communities. The SLO is available to discuss any education topics.  Examples include school selection, education planning, learning environments, extracurricular scholastic and athletic opportunities, discipline incidents, attendance and tardiness, class sizes, strength of parent involvement, experience of educators, grading practices, student aspirations, local, state & national test results, or any other topic that's important to parents.


School Zone Policy for Barksdale AFB

  • Students living in Historical Housing attend Waller Elementary
  • Students living on Barksdale's East side attend Kerr Elementary       
  • ALL Barksdale students attend Rusheon Middle School & Bossier High School
    Exceptions/Waivers to School Zone Policy:
  • High school students of parents who choose to live on base, have a "choice" of high school selection if a transfer from Bossier High is requested prior to enrollment.
  • Students of members designated as key & essential personnel can request a waiver to attend any K-12 school within the Bossier Parish school system.
  • For all waivers, contact the Bossier Parish School Board students’ servicesJudy.Willcox@bossierschools.org or call (318) 549-5040 and complete the appropriate forms.  Waivers are subject to review annually, so please read all forms and handbooks to ensure continued compliance.  Also, please note that parents are responsible for transportation when students are granted a waiver to attend a high school outside of the zone.  View School Zone Flow Chart.

Magnet Component: Parents of students living in Caddo Parish should contact Caddo Parish School Board to determine eligibility criteria for Magnet Schools.  Parents living on Barksdale AFB, should request an out of district waiver.  Testing for the magnet programs can be arranged by contacting Mrs. Melinda Kay at MKAY@caddo.k12.la.us or (318) 603-6515.  Please inform her of your military status.
Note:  While there are no magnet schools in Bossier most schools offer compatible programs within the schools.  Waivers may be given if the need is outside of the scope of the local school programs. 


Bossier Parish Schools Magnet Schools Free Military Tutorial Assistance TOPS Honor Award Info
Caddo Parish Schools Homeschool Free Local Tutorial Assistance TOPS Tech Award Info
Private Schools   16-17 Caddo & Bossier Registration  Mil Interstate Child.’s Compact Commission


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