We recently did a study on Caddo Parish School Board salaries and the administration behind those salaries. In the same vein, we have listed below the “District Employees” for Bossier Parish School Board. The names were taken from a list of district staff members on the Bossier Schools website, while their titles and salaries were taken from public records reflecting the salaries of every faculty and staff member for the 2018-2019 school year.
|Nichole Bourgeois||Assistant Superintendent||124,296.00|
|Frank Rougeau||Director- Finance||115,215.00|
|Bettye McCauley||Director- Special Services||102,176.00|
|Sherri Pool||Director- Personnel||102,176.00|
|Keith Norwood||Supervisor- Planning & Construction||100,215.00|
|Lillian Holley||Supervisor- Special Education||98,584.00|
|Terrie Johnson||Supervisor – Secondary Education||97,366.00|
|Emma Jordan||Supervisor- Elementary Education||97,366.00|
|Linda Thorn-Lewis||Supervisor- Elementary Education||97,366.00|
|Pam Williamson||Supervisor- Evaluations||97,366.00|
|Debbie Gegg||Supervisor- Special Education||94,136.00|
|Shawne Marsala||Supervisor- SPED Accountability and Tech||93,943.00|
|Horda Semdani||Supervisor- Research, Staff Development, & PR Learn||92,184.00|
|Judy Willcox||Supervisor- Child Welfare & Attendance||91,353|
|David Hadden||Supervisor- Transportation||89,871.00|
|Kimberly Stafford||Supervisor- Special Education||87,298.00|
|Ross Boyett||Supervisor- SPED Accountability/Tech||85,640.00|
|Stacy Roge||Supervisor- Maintenance||85,598.00|
|Sonja Bailes||Public Relations||85,598.00|
|Karyn Flowers||Supervisor- Textbooks & Library||84,165.00|
|Stewart Thompson||Director- Technology||83,353.00|
|Linda Rocks||Computer Programmer||81,407.00|
|Cathy Mighton||Computer Programmer||77,090.00|
|Kerry Douglas||Supervisor- Purchasing||76,841.00|
|Kay Canal||Coordinator- Parish-wide||70,825.00|
|Cathy Martin||Staff Instruction/Trainer (Pro)||70,825.00|
|Paula Self||Coordinator- Parish-wide||70,825.00|
|Georgette Price||Military Services Manager||70,367.00|
|Scarlett Smith||Coordinator- Parish-wide||69,674.00|
|Aaron Suckle||Computer Programmer||68,942.00|
|Martha Patten||Staff Instructor/Trainer (Pro)||68,888.00|
|Karla Horton||Supervisor- Food Service||68,209.00|
|Kim Morgan||Coordinator- Parish-wide||65,927.00|
|Fran Sprankle||Coordinator- Parish-wide||65,350.00|
|Missy Richard||Facilitator Title 1||65,100.00|
|Joan Turek||Coordinator- Special Education||64,224.00|
|Jacob Hesselschwardt||Coordinator- Parish-wide||63,707.00|
|Wendy Jordan||Coordinator- Parish-wide||63,017.00|
|Henry Mejia||Coordinator- Parish-wide||61,601.00|
|Ginny Nolen||Coordinator, Parish-wide||61,601.00|
|Tracy Choate||Technology Staff Development Coordinator||60,965.00|
|Lisa Neuman||Math and Science Coordinator, Grades 3-5||60,218.00|
|Michael Valentine||Coordinator- Parish-wide||59,290.00|
|Ginger Hughes||Coordinator- Nurses||57,914.00|
|Christy Bucker||Facilitator- Reg Education||55,485.00|
|Connie Miller||Technology Staff Development Coordinator||53,911.00|
|Julie Dupree||Supervisor- Elementary Education||51,412.00|
|Kassie Richardson||Graphic Artist||48,710.00|
|Daphne Ritter||Secretary- Central Office||39,768.00|
|Peggy Bell||Secretary- Central Office||38,827.00|
|Courtney Rothenberger||Secretary- Central Office||36,516.00|
Due to the scandal involving Superintendent Smith and his subsequent replacement by Assistant Superintendent Downey, the salaries for both the superintendent and second assistant superintendent are missing. The remaining salaries on the list add up to a total of $3,863,094 distributed amongst 54 employees. When compared to the $4,753,394.70 Caddo Parish pays their top 53 employees, the nearly million-dollar discrepancy is striking. When deducting Caddo’s superintendent’s salary from their grand total, Caddo Parish School Board is paying their top 52 staff members over half a million dollars more.
The total amount of money Bossier Parish School Board paid to all of their teachers, faculty, and staff members for the 2018-2019 school year adds up to $122,981,513.19. According the Louisiana Board of Education, as of October 2018, enrollment for all schools in Bossier Parish reached 22,863 students. This means district wide salary costs per student reach $5,379.06.
Caddo Parish, which paid $217,366,756.30 to all of their teachers, faculty, and staff during the 2018-2019 school year, was responsible for 38,958 students as of October 2018. This means district wide salary costs per student reach $5,579.52: $200 more than Bossier Parish.
District Performance Scores shed additional light on the distance between these two school districts. Only 5/31 schools are failing in Bossier Parish: 16.12%.
37/63 schools in Caddo Parish are failing: 58.73%.
While it is difficult to directly compare two school districts of such varying sizes and demographics, these numbers should be illuminating in some respects. A district paying its top staff much more than another and whose district wide salary costs per student are $200 higher would presumably be maintaining high performance scores across all schools, but this is not the case.
Click here to read our story on Caddo Parish School Board.