Policies/Bulletins
 
Policy Decisions
The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has the constitutional and statutory authority to make policy decisions that govern the public education system of the state. It also exercises budgetary responsibility for all funds appropriated or allocated by the state for schools under its jurisdiction.

Acting in its capacity as a quasi-legislative body, the Board adopts policies and regulatory rules which have the force and effect of law.  The regulatory policies adopted by the Board are contained in the bulletins compiled by the Department of Education or BESE.  In accordance with R.S. 49:950 et seq., the Administrative Procedure Act, all regulatory policies adopted by BESE are advertised as Notices of Intent and Rules in the Louisiana Register.  Rules become part of the Louisiana Administrative Code, the official compilation of administrative rules published by state agencies and boards, when they are promulgated in the Louisiana Register.  Title 28, Education, Part I (Board of Elementary and Secondary Education) of the Louisiana Administrative Code contains additional policies and operational procedures.


Online Education Bulletins
Online regulatory publications (bulletins) are available through the Louisiana Register.  Questions regarding the following bulletins should be directed to the LDE Policy Office at 225.342.3772. Links will be updated monthly as rules are adopted.


Rulemaking Docket / Act 401 Compliance
BESE maintains an online Rulemaking Docket in compliance with Act 401 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session, specifically the reporting requirements outlined in R.S. 49:974. The docket contains information on Notices of Intent, Emergency Rules and other current rulemaking activity. Click here to view the BESE Rulemaking Docket.


NOTE ON PUBLISHING FORMAT CHANGE: The Office of the State Register (OSR) is transitioning to a new publishing format for policy bulletins, in which multiple bulletins will be published in a "book" of related policies. Please note that the BESE listing of policy bulletins below has changed to reflect the OSR's new format. Instead of individual document links for each bulletin, users may click on the appropriate book heading (Part XI, XIII, etc.) and refer to the page number provided for each listed bulletin to access the policy. 





Part I. BESE/8(g) Operations
Contents include:
Part I. Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (The BESE Code)
Revised April 2016
pp. 1-19
(Subpart 1)
Bulletin 921 - Policy and Procedure Manual for the Louisiana Quality Education Support Fund 8(g)
Revised December 2012
pp. 20-28
(Subpart 3)


Contents include:
Bulletin 111 - The Louisiana School, District, and State Accountability System
Revised February 2017 
 pp. 1-28
(Subpart 1)
Bulletin 118 - Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices
Revised April 2017
pp. 29-76
(Subpart 3)
Bulletin 127 - LEAP Alternative Assessment Level 1 (LAA1) Extended Standards
Revised December 2008
pp.76-121
(Subpart 5)



Note: The following policy bulletins have not yet been consolidated into OSR's new "book" format.
Please click on the individual bulletin links to access the currently published version of the desired policy.


Part XIII. Administrative

Bulletin 119 - Louisiana School Transportation Specifications and Procedures
Revised February 2016
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Bulletin 135 - Health and Safety
Revised February 2015
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Bulletin 741 - Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators
Revised December 2016
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Bulletin 741 (Nonpublic) - Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators
Revised July 2016
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Bulletin 1566 - Pupil Progression Policies and Procedures
Revised July 2015
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Bulletin 1674 - Safety Manual for Career and Technical Education Programs
Revised January 2007
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Bulletin 1929 - Louisiana Accounting and Uniform Governmental Handbook
Revised July 2014
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Part XIV. Parental Options/Enhancements

Bulletin 126 - Charter Schools
Revised April 2017 
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Bulletin 129 - The Recovery School District
Revised November 2016
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Bulletin 131 - Alternative Education Schools/Programs Standards
Adopted February 2015
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Bulletin 132 - Louisiana Course Choice Program
Adopted December 2014
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Bulletin 133 - Scholarship Programs
Revised April 2016
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Bulletin 134 - Tuition Donation Rebate Program
Revised April 2016
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Bulletin 138 - Jump Start Program
Revised October 2015
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XV. Special Education

Bulletin 1508 - Pupil Appraisal Handbook
Revised March 2016
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Bulletin 1530 - Louisiana's IEP Handbook for Students with Exceptionalities
Revised March 2015
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Bulletin 1573 - Complaint Management Procedures
Revised July 2003
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Bulletin 1706 - Regulations for Implementation of the Children with Exceptionalities Act
Revised December 2016
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Bulletin 1903 - Regulations and Guidelines for Education of Dyslexic Students
Revised September 2002
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Bulletin 1922 - Compliance Monitoring Procedures
Revised March 2017
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XVI. Teacher Preparation/Certification/Evaluation

Bulletin 121 - Students Teaching and Reaching (STAR) Content Standards Curriculum Framework
Revised June 2006
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Bulletin 125 - Standards for Educational Leaders in Louisiana
Revised April 2011
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Bulletin 130 - Regulations for the Evaluation and Assessment of School Personnel
Revised July 2015
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Bulletin 746 - Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel
Revised November 2016
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Bulletin 996 - Standards for Approval of Teacher and/or Educational Leader Preparation Programs
Revised May 2015
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XVII. Early Childhood

Bulletin 136 - Louisiana Standards for Early Childhood Care and Education Programs
Adopted September 2013
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Bulletin 137 - Louisiana Early Learning Center Licensing Regulations
Revised April 2017
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Bulletin 139 - Louisiana Child Care and Development Fund Programs
Revised December 2016
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Bulletin 140 - Louisiana Early Childhood Care and Education Network
Adopted November 2016
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XIX. Content Standards

Bulletin 102 - Louisiana Physical Education Content Standards
Revised December 2009
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Bulletin 103 - Louisiana Health Education Content Standards
Revised July 2011
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Bulletin 104 - Louisiana K-12 Educational Technology Standards
Revised May 2009
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Bulletin 106 - Agriculture Education Content Standards Curriculum Framework
Revised December 2003
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Bulletin 107 - Health Occupations Content Standards Curriculum Framework
Revised December 2003
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Bulletin 108 - Marketing Education Content Standards Curriculum Framework
Revised December 2003
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Bulletin 109 - Family and Consumer Sciences Content Standards Curriculum Framework
Revised December 2003
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Bulletin 110 - Technology Education Content Standards Curriculum Framework
Revised December 2004
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Bulletin 112 - Louisiana English Language Development Standards
Revised April 2004
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Bulletin 114 - Trade and Industrial Education Content Standards Curriculum Framework
(Automotive, Carpentry, and Welding)

Revised December 2004
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Bulletin 115 - Trade and Industrial Education Content Standards Curriculum Framework
(Drafting; Electricity; and Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration)

Revised April 2006
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Bulletin 116 - Louisiana Classical Languages Content Standards
Revised July 2005
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Bulletin 122 - Trade and Industrial Education Curricula
Revised July 2006
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Bulletin 128 - Entrepreneurship Content Standards Curriculum Framework
Revised July 2008
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Bulletin 141 - Louisiana Standards for English Language Arts
Adopted July 2016
 
Bulletin 142 - Louisiana Standards for Mathematics
Adopted July 2016
 
Bulletin 1962 - Louisiana Science Content Standards
Revised November 2005
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Bulletin 1963 - Louisiana Arts Content Standards
Revised June 2003
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Bulletin 1964 - Louisiana Social Studies Content Standards
Revised November 2005
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Bulletin 1977 - Business Education Content Standards Curriculum Framework
Revised May 2004
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