Tensas Parish School Board

Tensas Parish School Board

Tensas Parish School BoardTensas Parish School BoardTensas Parish School Board

512 Plank Road 

St. Joseph, LA 71366

 Phone: 318-766-3269 

Fax: 318-766-3634


Message from the Superintendent

Welcome to the Tensas Parish School Board website. I hope you find the website to be very helpful and useful. This website is constantly changing and evolving, so please check back on a regular basis. It is meant to serve you and we welcome your suggestions for its improvement. Although, we are one of the state’s smallest school systems we are working very hard to provide our students with a quality education, and value your input, so please feel free to contact me via the email address below should you have any comments, suggestions, or questions. 

On behalf of our school board and school system employees, I wish you a great school year and want you to know that 

“We are here to make good things happen for other people.” 

Go Panthers! ​   

Paul E. Nelson, Ph.D., Superintendent     



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Visit the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services website.   

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