Rapides Parish School Board

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Rapides Parish School Board office in downtown Alexandria, Louisiana
Bolton High School in Alexandria is an entity of the Rapides Parish School Board and named for the late philanthropist-banker James W. Bolton.

The Rapides Parish School Board (RPSB) is a school district headquartered in Alexandria, Louisiana, United States. It serves Rapides Parish.

Rapides Parish school district consist of mainly elementary schools with most in the city and some in rural areas. There are about 24,000 children that attend schools in this district.

George Washington Bolton, founder of the Bolton family dynasty, was an early member of the RPSB. So was his son, James W. Bolton, for whom Bolton High School is named.

Former State Representatives Israel "Bo" Curtis and Herbert B. Dixon, both African Americans, were elected members of the school board prior to their tenures in the state legislature.


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