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


In cooperation with the governor's order, all school board offices are closed.

Please stay tuned to our website and
Facebook page for additional information as it becomes available.

Virtual ACT Boot Camp

The ACT has been moved to June 13th. To help your students score college ready, we will be hosting a free virtual ACT Boot Camp miniseries led by one of our top instructors.

In this 5-part series, students will learn tips and tricks to boost their ACT scores—right from their homes. A phone dial-in option is also provided.

How It Works:

Students and educators can register for free for any mini boot camp they would like to attend by clicking the links provided below. Each event runs 45 minutes.

Webinar Schedule(CST):


Mon 4/6 11:00-11:45 - Get Started


Tue 4/7 11:00-11:45 - Get Started


Wed 4/8 3:30-4:15 - Get Started


Thu 4/9 11:00-11:45 - Get Started


Fri 4/10 3:30-4:15 - Get Started

*Please note that max capacity at each event is 500. Registrations provided first come, first served. If we exceed capacity on an event, we will provide an additional date.

ACT-Mastery Prep


Dear Parent:

This will be our last food distribution until after Easter. Please note that the governor will be extending his order closing schools through the end of April; therefore, we will continue our food distribution in all three communities as per the schedule below for the month of April:

  • Tuesday, April 14
  • Thursday, April 16
  • Monday, April 20
  • Wednesday, April 22
  • Monday, April 27
  • Wednesday, April 29

Please stay tuned to our website: www.tensasedu.organd our Facebook page for updates. 

Be well, stay safe, and Happy Easter!

Paul Nelson, Superintendent


Updated: 4/6/2020 - Optional Online Learning Resources

As we continue to navigate the Covid-19 or Coronavirus situations, we strive to provide resources to help while your child is at home. Below you will find several websites that you may visit for online learning opportunities. We also would like to thank the parishes below for sharing with us during this uncertain time. We are Louisiana Strong! 

Ascension Parish


Calcasieu Parish   

Desoto Parish        


Jefferson Parish  


St. Charles Parish

St. Tammany Parish

Tangipahoa Parish

Additional Links:

Click HERE for additional links. 



Click here for Coronavirus Information & Resources.  




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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