About BESE


The Louisiana State 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.


Featured resources:

School Transfer Request Denials - BESE Appeals Process and Appeal Form

Upcoming Meetings

Jun 30 Early Literacy Commission
12:00 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Rm. 1-136
Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

  Archived BESE meeting video @ YouTube


BESE Policies and Bulletins
BESE Members and Districts
BoardDocs Meeting Materials