The Superintendent of the Natchitoches Parish School Board is a constitutional school officer as provided in the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana.  As such, he/she has certain authorities and functions which are provided for by law.


The Superintendent shall be the chief executive officer and secretary and treasurer of the Natchitoches Parish School Board.  He/she shall be responsible to the School Board for the efficient administration of the school district according to the laws governing the school district and the policies which are adopted by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and the Natchitoches Parish School Board.  As the instructional leader of the school district and its chief executive officer, he/she shall have primary responsibility for personnel actions in the district as may be outlined in state law and/or School Board policy.


As secretary of the School Board, he/she shall keep, or cause to be kept, an accurate copy of all minutes in an official minute book reflecting all business of the School Board conducted at regular or special meetings.  As secretary the Superintendent shall see that copies of all minutes are provided to all School Board members and that the official Board minutes are made available for public examination in accordance with state law.


As treasurer, the Superintendent shall have the authority to co-sign and execute any and all documents associated with all transactions duly approved by the School Board.  He/she shall also be designated as the official custodian of all funds to which the School Board is entitled by law and shall be responsible for the proper safeguarding and accounting for all such funds.


The Superintendent shall sign each teacher contract issued.


Revised:  November, 2010 

Revised:  June, 2012



Ref:    Constitution of Louisiana, Art. VIII, Sec. 9

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:54, 17:81, 17:83, 17:91, 17:92, 17:93, 17:94, 17:95, 17:96, 17:97


Natchitoches Parish School Board