Upcoming Meetings
July 24 Superintendents' Advisory Council
9:00 am, Iowa Rm. 1-153
Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

July 29 Nonpublic School Council
10:00 am, Iowa Rm. 1-153
Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge
July 30 RSD Committee of the Whole
6:00 pm
Lake Area New Tech Early College High School,
New Orleans
 Agenda &
Aug. 4 Special Education Advisory Panel
(Rescheduled from July 28)
9:00 am, North Dakota Rm. 1-155
Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge


The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) is the administrative body for all Louisiana public elementary and secondary schools; it also performs certain administrative functions for the state's non-public elementary and secondary schools. BESE adopts regulations and enacts policies governing the operations of the schools under its jurisdiction, and exercises budgetary oversight of their educational programs and services.

BESE believes that every child is valued, every child will learn, and that the future of the state and its quality of life depend on an educated citizenry. BESE is committed to making informed policy decisions that will result in improved academic achievement and educational opportunities for all students.


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