Russ Has been an active member of the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board, serving on the board’s Executive Committee for the past 10 years. He is also a member of the LSBA’s own Board of Directors. Russ was a founding member of the Louisiana Accountability Commission, which designed what was considered by Education Week Magazine to be the best school accountability program in America.
Russ has also contributed heavily to schools in the area, most recently forming the Wise Students’ Savings Account program. He donated $2000 of his own money to the program and convinced two local financial institutions to add $1000 each, to provide matching funds which give local high school students an incentive to open their own saving accounts and develop the habit of saving money for their future.