Rodney Nicholas leaving St. John School Board

Published 12:10 am Saturday, November 26, 2016

RESERVE — The St. John the Baptist Parish Public School District has declared a vacancy for School Board member District 10, formerly held by Rodney B. Nicholas, and is accepting resumes from interested applicants until Friday.

Rodney B. Nicholas

Rodney B. Nicholas

Applicants must be 18 years or older, a Louisiana resident for the past two years, domiciled in St. John the Baptist Parish and District 10 for the past year and a current resident of District 10.

Resumes must be submitted before the close of business Friday to 118 W. 10th St. in Reserve, 70084, Attn: Board President Keith Jones c/o Stacey Waller.

Resumes may also be sent via email to

The chosen applicant will serve until a special election can take place.

Nicholas is leaving the board so that he may serve as chief deputy of the St. John the Baptist Parish Assessor’s Office.

Nicholas has served as the District 10 representative since 2011.

“Let me express my gratitude for the wonderful opportunity to represent the people of District 10, and a special shout out to all of the parents and children of St. John for allowing me to serve for six excellent years as your School Board representative,” Nicholas said. “I have worked alongside some excellent colleagues on the St. John School Board, with Superintendent (Kevin) George, administrators, teachers and support personnel.

Nicholas said it has been a pleasure to work with a dynamic team that improved the district from a ‘D’ school district to a ‘B’ district that is “still growing.”

Nicholas’ current term was set to expire in December 2018.

“Mr. Nicholas has been an outstanding board member who always held the board to the highest standards,” George said. “He will be missed.”