Shreveport High School students upset with the way a fight was handled

Shreveport High School students upset with the way a fight was handled
UPDATE: Longtime Caddo school board member Larry Ramsey Passes
nSHREVEPORT, La – District 10 representative for the Caddo parish school board, Larry Ramsey, has lost his battle with Pancreatic Cancer.

David Cox a close friend of Larry Ramsey says, "Larry's work will never be forgotten for what he's done in Southern Hills."

Steve Riall, Caddo parish school board president says, "Larry, if you didn't know Larry, you would of thought he was a very serious all the time person, but Larry was a lot of fun he could pull a joke on you."

Larry began his service with the school board in 2003 serving more than 15 years. 

“Mr. Ramsey was a pillar of excellence on the Board and in many ways was a father figure to me,” said Dr. T. Lamar Goree, Caddo Superintendent. “He expected nothing less than exceptional and had a vision for a Caddo school system that was both innovative and a state and national model. He saw a Caddo designed to meet the needs of tomorrow’s students and called on the Board to create a framework to get us there.”

Riall says, "Larry was my mentor, he took me under his wing, because there was a lot of things to learn about the school board."

Ramsey began his service as a member of the Board in January 2003. At the time, he stated his goals were simple: to expand opportunities for students in Southern Hills and districtwide while also ensuring fiscal responsibility. A fierce advocate for Southwood High School, Ramsey pushed for the Board to invest in the bio-technology program which has spurred tremendous academic growth at the campus.

"He did so many things for the kids, and when you deal with kids and politics, and there are certain things that you can do and not do, Larry made everything work," said Cox.

He was an advocate for Southwood High School, and pushed for investment in the bio-technology program.

"His main goal was to help people and help the kids better themselves and be ready for the future."

Ramsey was behind merging Fair Park and Booker T. Washington high schools, one of his biggest accomplishments, something not everyone wanted to do.

In accordance with state law, President Riall will call a special meeting to declare the District 10 seat vacant and begin the process of appointing a representative. The selected person will serve until an election will be held in the November.

"Bottom line is, was the kids going to get taken care of, where they going to get a better education and can the school board go down the road with more funds for later down the road. And that's the way he thought about it, everything he did had a purpose."

Ramsey funeral will be on Wednesday, February 14 at Christ United Methodist Church at 2 P.M. A visual will be on Tuesday from 6-8 P.M. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

“When I first met Larry he was dedicated to Southwood in a way I had never seen,” Roberts said. “It’s only fitting to see his name be a part of a school he loved.”

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Time and again, Ramsey was remembered for his determination and unwavering desire to drive Caddo farther.

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Visitation: From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Rose-Neath South, 2500 Southside Dr, Shreveport

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Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Christ United Methodist Church, 1204 Crabapple Dr, Shreveport

Special-needs students were on a Caddo school bus when it and two other vehicles were involved in a minor accident in Shreveport.

No injuries have been reported among the five students who were on the bus, police and school officials said.

Now Caddo School District is arranging other transportation for the students, four of whom require wheelchairs, School District spokeswoman Mary Wood said. 

The wreck happened at 2:47 p.m. Monday at Youree at Stratmore drives, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.

It involved the bus, a Chevrolet Lumina plus a truck hauling a piece of equipment on a flatbed trailer.

The elderly woman who was driving the Lumina complained of chest pains following the accident, police Cpl. Angie Willhite said.

The bus driver told School District officials that the bus was stopped at the time of the accident, Wood said. 

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