Leading The Way To A Better Future.

Leading The Way To A Better Future.


Get to know the leadership at LSBOA.






On behalf of the Executive Board, Officers and the thousands of association members of the LSBOA, I thank you again for your support.

You are among over numerous working men and women who are members of the LSBOA, and a part of the Change to win crusade. For some of you, this may well be your first association experience, and I would like to thank you for coming aboard. I would also like to congratulate our Association for partnering with the Association Member Benefits Advisors (AMBA) a benefit packed available to you. And for also excepting ourLobbyist TOPDRAWER STRATEGIES to our association.   We will continue to bring material to you at meetings, by way of New Letters and our New Web Site that we are looking forward to updating with (AMBA). We will provide information to ease your hesitation and outline information, its purpose and how it works on behalf of the membership. We still feel very strongly about membership involvement because our firm belief is  "THE MEMBERS ARE THE ASSOCIATION."

As your leader, Officers and Executive Board, we are committed to bringing strong and effective representation to this organization. We are also committed to extending ourselves beyond the room of this organization bargaining table and working closely with School Boards and Legislators. We do this because our member's interests should and do reach far beyond this organization.

As we continue to work hard to serve our members, I ask you to stand with me with courage and spirit, as we linger to rebuild our organization brick by brick and member by member. Let’s work hard to reach out to new employees.

Right away we have a golden opportunity to “organize” the new workers by, asking co-workers to join the LSBOA and become involved. I ask you to Place a high priority on signing up new members, whether the employee is new on the job, or the employee has been around for years but — for whatever reason — hasn’t yet joined the association.

Here's a checklist of some things you might want to include in your conversation:

Get to know each other. Ask where they worked before, where they live now, do they have a family? Hobbies? Sports? Start off by listening.
Offer information: State Laws, Rule, and Regulations
Give the new worker a welcome packet if you have one.
Explain some of the main benefits provided by the association
During the conversation, remember that you want the employee to begin identifying with your President, Vice-President, and Secretary. Whenever the worker has a problem we as members are here to assist.
If your association is doing its job, there'll be a meeting coming up you'll want to invite the new co-workers. They'll feel more at ease with someone they know.
Make sure the members and new members have their yearly dues cards, updated information and encourage them if they have any problems we are here to help.

If you are contented with your association, tell a friend; if you become unhappy with your job, tell your association. We stand ready to serve your needs….



Henry J. Yearby

President of the LA School Bus Operators Association








Henry J. Yearby


Vice President


Anita Harvey




Karen Bryant


Executive Secretary-Treasurer


Shelby Riley


District Leaders




District 1


Colleen Barber

27174 Curtis Willie Rd
Folsom, LA 70437


Orleans, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, and St. John Parishes


District 2


Gisele Durocher


Assumption, Iberia, Lafayette, Lafourche, St. Martin, St. Mary, Terrebonne and Vermillion


District 3


Daphene Wells


District 4


John Diarse


Caldwell, Catahoula, Concordia, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union, West Carroll, and City of Monroe


District 5


Collen Bateman 

District 6


Kathy Landry

2809 Louisiana Ave.
Lake Charles, LA 70601



Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Evangeline, Jefferson Davis, and St. Landry


District 7


Kathy Jarrell

P.O. Box 161
Evans, LA 70639

337-286-5398/337-208-6587 (cell)

Avoyelles, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, and Winn


Attorney at Law


William G. Whatley


Public Accountant