Frank Chester

Chief Operations Officer

Frank Chester, a West Virginia native, traveled to Baton Rouge in February 2021 to serve as the Chief Operations Officer for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Chester looks forward to continuing his work in the educational field so that he can carry on his mission in creating new opportunities for youth. He began his career working for several Fortune 500 companies serving in various senior manager and executive roles. However, when the opportunity arose to make an impact in students’ lives, he made the leap and never looked back. He describes the new path as an opportunity to forge a more opportunistic future for minority students. “As the first in my family to graduate from college, my whole life has been characterized by the role of education and the outcomes it provides.”

Chester’s education career began in Pennsylvania in the Pittsburgh School System as the Chief Human Resources & Talent Officer. He also served as the Chief Human Resources Officer for Bridgeport Public Schools in Connecticut. Both systems are reflective of the demographic makeup of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.

He earned his degree from West Virginia State University before serving as a U.S. Army Officer that included both international and stateside assignments where he eventually achieved the rank of Captain.

Chester believes in investing in and serving the community in which he lives. While in Pittsburgh, he was selected and honored as one of the ’50 Men of Excellence’ by the Pittsburgh Courier. In addition, he is also a graduate of Leadership Minneapolis, and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He also volunteers his spare time as a career coach.

Chester, never living further south than Charlotte, North Carolina, cannot wait to spend time soaking up the Louisiana sun where he will enjoy his hobbies of fishing, golf and immersing himself in Louisiana’s famous culture.

Budget Management

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The Facilities Department is responsible for managing capital improvement projects and vendor service contracts to ensure safe learning environments.

Facilities Service Request:

Aramark Service Response Center

Call (225) 226-3723 | Text (225) 522-2011



The Finance Department provides oversight to the payroll, benefits, accounts payable, grants, and property control functions for the school system while maintaining compliance with generally accepted accounting principals and all applicable laws.

Levying Millage on 2021 Assessment Roll

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Human Resources

Welcome to the East Baton Rouge Parish School System Office of Human Resources. We are dedicated to excellence in human resources services, responsiveness to employees’ needs, and supporting our District’s Strategic Plan with a focus on the following:

-Recruiting, hiring, and retaining highly qualified staff, which includes providing a caring and competent teacher in every classroom and highly effective leaders in every school and district office
-Advocating for a work environment where each employee’s talent, creativity, and successes are recognized, valued, and encouraged
-Ensuring a safe and professional work environment that emphasizes mutual respect, equitable practices, and maximizes employee effectiveness 
-Providing employment-related resources and information to employees with an emphasis on timely responsiveness and customer service

This webpage is designed to provide information for both current and prospective employees,  provide up-to-date forms and resources, and assist in connecting employees with support pertaining to the Human Resources Department.

It is our goal to assist you in a friendly, courteous, and confidential manner whether you are a current employee, student, parent, or community member. If you cannot find the answer you are seeking, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Human Resources directly.

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Diversity & Equity

Identify and promote equitable access to opportunities, benefits, and resources for all students and staff. The department will review and manage data that leads the decision-making process and protocol that demonstrates a commitment to institutional fairness and equality in alignment with our Strategic Plan.

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Graphic Design

The Graphic Arts Department has the resources to produce whatever you need in terms of printed products and can do so at a lower cost than other printing agencies. With our offset and digital equipment, we have fast turnaround times and are capable of doing static and variable data printing. We can print posters, banners, wood, and plastic signs at sizes up to 4 feet wide. We have a designer on staff who can help you make your print jobs have a professional look and we have access to thousands of copyright free photos and clip art files for you to use. 

Ordering Printed Materials

To order printed materials from Graphic Arts, please login here

You must have an EBR Department or School Account number to receive a login ID and password. If you have trouble remembering your ID or password, please contact us.

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School Safety & Security

The Office of School Safety and Security consist of Sheriff’s Deputies from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office. These School Resource Officers work on school campuses and site of the school system to provide safety and security for students and personnel. The School Resource Officers also maintain lines of communication with the students, staff, and the community.

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