Mosura Resigns; School Board to Appoint District 5 Replacement

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After pleading guilty to a federal charge for his role in an anabolic steroid distribution scheme, District 5 Bossier Parish school member Mike Mosura has resigned. The school board is now seeking applications for his replacement.

Applications will be accepted through 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19.

Individuals interested in being appointed to fill the vacant School Board seat must reside in District 5 and meet all qualifications for seeking office.

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Here are the qualifications as dictated by state law. In accordance with La. R.S. 17:52, to qualify as a member of a school board a person must: 

Read and write the English language; be at least eighteen (18) years old; have resided in the state for the preceding two (2) years; and have resided in the district for at least one (1) year. 

The district encompasses an area generally east of Airline Drive and north of I-220. Applicants can submit their resumes to the Bossier Parish School Board, P.O. Box 2000, Benton, LA 71006-2000. 

The School Board will call a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Bossier Instructional Center, 2719 Airline Drive in Bossier City, to interview potential candidates and appoint a replacement.  

Because the unexpired portion exceeds one year, the Bossier Parish School Board will also pass a resolution calling for a special election. Any person the Board appoints to fill the vacant District 5 seat will be eligible to run for the permanent position in spring 2020.

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