Scott Smith Retires, Effective Immediately, Amid Drug Investigation
Late last week, the news broke that Bossier Schools Superintendent Scott Smith was the subject of a federal drug investigation being conducted by Homeland Security. According to reports, Smith allegedly ordered a large quantity of prescription only, anti-anxiety drugs online from overseas.
Over the weekend, there was lots of speculation about whether or not Smith would step down from his post or be fired. Yesterday, Bossier Schools answered a lot of questions about what would happen in Bossier in the immediate future:
The Bossier Parish School Board announces that Scott Smith has tendered his retirement from the position of Superintendent, effective immediately. The Board will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. this Thursday, February 7, 2019 to appoint an Interim Superintendent and begin the process of seeking a new Superintendent to lead Bossier Schools into the future. In the meantime, Assistant Superintendent of Administration and Personnel Mitch Downey will serve as chief administrative officer of the school system.
We stand tall knowing Bossier Schools remains the same highly-rated, internationally accredited school district as it has been for many years. That has not changed, nor has the fact children are in class today learning, educators are teaching and the daily operations of this district are continuing. As Bossier Schools moves forward, the district remains committed in offering the best education expected by Bossier Parish families and earning the confidence of the community we serve.
Now, there's still a lot of questions about Smith and the investigation. Well, according to reports from various sources, Smith is cooperating with authorities and has checked himself into rehab. At this time, no charges have been filed against Smith but the investigation is still on going.