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Thank you District 2 residents!

I look forward to serving you for another four years.

“There is still more work to do. We must continue to sustain and expand our efforts so that every child has access to an excellent education and a real opportunity to succeed in life. I’m running for reelection so I can continue to make a difference.”

“There is still more work to do. We must continue to sustain and expand our efforts so that every child has access to an excellent education and a real opportunity to succeed in life.”

District 2, You have spoken!

Thank you for your VOTE of confidence on Saturday.

With more than 81,000 votes cast in support of our message and progress, I am HONORED and GREATLY  HUMBLED by the overwhelming and diverse support received from across six parishes.  While we have made tremendous progress over the last eight years together, our work is not done.

Your vote of confidence has validated the work of dedicated educators, schools, parents and community leaders to improve educational opportunities for all our children. 

I am looking forward to continuing this successful partnership to increase access to quality early childcare options, bring more resources to our schools and educators and help our students to be successful in college and in future careers.

Thanks again for your trust,

Kira Orange Jones

BESE, District 2 Representative 



In the News

Agendas and Materials for the 2020 January BESE Meetings

District 2 residents, Agendas and materials for the January 28, 2020, BESE Committee meetings, policy forum, and the January 29, 2020, BESE meeting have been posted. Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:00 AM – Educator Effectiveness Committee meeting  (AGENDA|MATERIALS) 10:00...

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Agendas and materials for the 2019 December BESE Meetings

Dear District 2 residents, The Agendas and materials for the December 10, 2019, BESE Committee meetings; the December 10, 2019, public hearing for rulemaking; the December 11, 2019, joint BESE/Board of Regents meeting; and the December 11, 2019, BESE meeting have been...

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Diversity, Community, and Warmth at Hoffman

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Kira’s hard work has helped accomplish the following:

More students are graduating better prepared for college and careers, especially students of color. In 2018, we saw the largest graduating class in state history, and for the first time, African-American student on-time graduation rates surpassed the national average.

On BESE, Kira worked with the Governor for teacher pay raises, increased funding for early childhood education and better college and career preparation for high school students.

Kira and Governor

Kira’s efforts on BESE have resulted in significant improvements to student outcomes. More students in Louisiana, and more African American students in particular, are:

  • Scoring 21 and above on the ACT;
  • Graduating from high school in four years and with early college credit and industry career credentials;
  • Eligible for TOPS scholarships; and
  • Enrolling in college.

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