Sole Applicant Emerges for Bossier Parish Superintendent Role: Assistant Superintendent Jason Rowland


Bossier Schools in Louisiana have received a single application for the upcoming superintendent position

In Bossier City, Louisiana, Bossier Schools find themselves in a unique situation as they have received only one application for the impending superintendent vacancy. The lone applicant is Jason Rowland, the current assistant superintendent. This development comes as Superintendent Mitch Downey is set to retire on Dec. 31, marking the end of his tenure.

Jason Rowland, a seasoned educator with 30 years of experience, is slated for an interview with the Bossier Parish School Board on Nov. 28 at 4:30 p.m. during a special session. Rowland has been serving as the assistant superintendent of administration and personnel since 2019. Prior to his current role, he held the position of principal at Airline High School for nine years.

Rowland’s teaching journey began in 1993 in Pottsboro ISD in Texas, and he later transitioned to Airline High School in 1995. His commendable rise through the ranks of administration included leadership roles at Benton High and a return to Airline High.

The board faces the unique challenge of assessing this solitary application to determine the successor for Superintendent Mitch Downey, who has contributed significantly to the Bossier Parish School system.

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