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Bossier Educational Excellence Fund (2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Bossier Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-06-29

Duration: 00:05:32

Subjects: Education | Bossier Parish Schools


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Campbell, Foster Interviewee
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Brotherton, Billie Jo Interviewee


This segment from the June 29, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the Bossier Educational Excellence Fund reaching $50 million. He interviews Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell, a former state senator, who discusses his work in starting the endowment fund in 1985 and the stipulation that the money must be used in the classroom. His report also includes highlights of a speech given by former Governor Edwin Edwards at the milestone event and an interview with Billie Jo Brotherton, the president of the Bossier Parish School Board.