Public invited to attend school board candidate forum


The A+ Coalition will hold a School Board Candidate Forum, to take place at the Natchitoches Arts Center Building at 716 2nd Street on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6 pm. Candidates will each be given three minutes to speak.

The Forum will be live streamed on the Natchitoches Parish Journal.

The Chamber does not endorse any candidates but does support policies that align with A+ Coalition Goals, outlined below. By the end of the 2025-2026 school year:

Zero C, D or F schools in the district
50% mastery or better on 3-8 assessments
More than 50% of students should graduate with some form of dual enrollment credit
District ACT score ≥ 21
95% graduation rate

For more information about the A+ Coalition and how you can get involved, visit