A BIG 'THANKS' TO THE BOSSIER PARISH POLICE JURY
Children at Platt Elementary are being able to enjoy new playground equipment this school year; Plantation Park has a new digital sign at the front of its campus; and a portion of more than 70 students' travel expenses were paid to attend Destination Imagination, all thanks to the Bossier Parish Police Jury. And soon, LA New Tech at Plain Dealing will have new weight-lifting equipment for its P.E. classes, football team and girls' basketball.
The Police Jury is a valuable community partner, helping Bossier Schools in countless ways. The parish puts millions of dollars each year into road construction and drainage, which impacts our schools. The Police Jury also works with Bossier Schools' Planning and Construction department in regards to the development of new schools.
One of the most visible displays of support the public sees, though, is through funding. Principals, coaches and teachers often have needs at their respective schools, but not the money. Cookie dough fundraisers only go so far. But thanks to the generosity of the Bossier Parish Police Jury, they fill the gaps where schools and the School Board cannot.
In 2011 the Bossier Parish Police Jury funded $131,625 in requests for 21 of our Bossier Schools. So far in 2012, $60,442 in expenditures have been approved from jurors' matching and discretionary funds. As you can see, their support of Bossier Schools is tremendous.
For that, we want to say "thanks." Bossier Schools shares the Bossier Police Jury's vision that a strong school system and government are the backbone of a successful parish. By working together, Bossier Parish is a great place to call home.