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JP School Board Appoints Diane Schnell to District 6 Seat

Diane SchnellThe Jefferson Parish School Board appointed Diane Schnell to the vacant District 6 seat during a special session meeting Friday, January 21. Schnell grew up in Jefferson Parish, attended Jefferson Parish Schools, and is a JP Schools parent. The former educator is also a first generation Hispanic American. Of the 50,000 students who attend JP Schools, around 30% are Hispanic.

"I feel I am qualified to not only represent Latino families, but all families," Schnell said during the special session meeting Friday night. "Education is important to us all. We want all children to be successful and give back to the community."

Schnell was sworn-in Friday night following her appointment and will serve during her first board meeting February 2. The schools in District 6 include Airline Park Academy, Bridgedale Elementary, East Jefferson High, Dolhonde Elementary, Hearst Elementary, Rudolph Matas School, and, T.H. Harris Middle.