Though there was no vote, the Lincoln Parish School Board (LPSB) appeared receptive to the choice of Simsboro K-12 Principal Ricky Durrett as the next principal of Ruston High School (RHS), effective 7/1/14.
Durrett, a twenty-year veteran with Lincoln Parish schools, was credited with bringing significant improvement at Simsboro by improving the school’s classification from a “C-” to a “B.”
Schales gave thanks to the support she got from the staff at the central office, and also principals Sonja Walker and Shavonne Garner-Price.
Another notable recognition was Ben Serio’s award as a National Merit Scholarship finalist. Serio, a RHS Senior, had been recognized last October as a semi-finalist. See here our 10/2/2013 report.