Who is Russ Wise?
Russ Wise is a civic and community leader who has been working for education reform for more than a decade as a member of the St. John Parish School Board.
Russ is running for the Louisiana House of Representatives and believes that a quality education for every person is the key to Louisiana's future. A resident of LaPlace for the past 28 years and a volunteer with numerous organizations serving the River Parishes, Russ is privileged to know and work with its citizens.
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Second Annual Wise Student Savings Account Program Launched St. John the Baptist Students Triple Money through First-of-its-Kind Savings Account (Reserve, LA.) – The rush is on for 200 local students to be given free money through a one-of-a-kind savings … Continue reading
The jury is still out on many of the current School Reform issues like charter schools, vouchers, and tax paid scholarships to private and parochial schools. Are they the keys to the future or just current fads? Russ wants more … Continue reading
Russ Wise says schools’ performance scores are being affected by changes in dropout law House Bill 648, adopted by the Legislature last year, repealed the Dropout Recovery Act 742 and now requires children to remain in school until they are … Continue reading
As a longtime St. John Parish School Board Member, Russ responds to the CityBusiness article regarding lack of teachers. “The Egyptians forced the ancient Israelites to make bricks without straw. Local schools are doing the same thing: running their schools … Continue reading
The following editorial written by Russ appeared in: The TIMES PICAYUNE on AUGUST 18, 2011 & L’OBSERVATEUR on AUGUST 10, 2001 Thank you for Jennifer Boquet’s excellent coverage of the St. John the Baptist School Board’s Aug. 4 meeting. As … Continue reading
Russ responds to the CityBusiness article regarding local unemployment. “In the middle of the highest unemployment rate in years, there are more than 5,000 jobs available within driving distance of LaPlace! There are more than 800 jobs available in healthcare … Continue reading
St. John Parish School Board Member Russ Wise (left) receives a construction update from MAPP Construction Superintendent Mike James (right) at the new LaPlace Elementary School now under construction in LaPlace. The $10 million project is expected to be completed in January with an … Continue reading
As a veteran, this holiday means a great deal to me. Be sure to thank our service men and women when you see them. They protect our freedom every day and for this we say a heartfelt THANK YOU.