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Panelist Bio

Scott Richard
Louisiana School Boards Association

Scott Richard was selected by the Louisiana School Boards Association as its Executive Director in July 2012. Prior to joining the LSBA, Mr. Richard served nine years as an elected school board member in south Louisiana whereby he held numerous leadership positions.

Professionally, Mr. Richard has public education experience as a classroom teacher, as an administrator with the Louisiana Department of Education and as a district administrator in a large school system. Scott received the Shannon Award for Excellence in School Boards Association Leadership from the National School Boards Association in 2015. Earlier this year, he was selected to chair newly elected Governor Edwards’ K-12 Education Transition Committee. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Current Topic

     03/18 - Making Schools Safe

Where does Louisiana stand in this national discussion?
The school shooting in Broward County Florida that took the lives of 17 people has reignited the debate over how to make our schools safe. Energized students nationwide are calling for restricted access to certain guns. Congress is considering broader background checks and age limits on gun purchases. President Donald Trump is most enthusiastic about training school staff members to carry concealed weapons.

Where does Louisiana stand in this national discussion? How would gun control proposals affect the 45% of Louisianans who own guns? What mental health services are available to prevent teenagers from acting out violently? What increased security measures should schools take and how much will they cost? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Making Schools Safe” airing Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB and WLAE in New Orleans. (Taping Tuesday, March 27.)
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