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.

Upcoming Meetings

Jan 18 BESE Committees
9:00 a.m., Louisiana Purchase Rm. 1-100
Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

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Jan 19 BESE meeting
9:00 a.m., Louisiana Purchase Rm. 1-100
Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

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Jan 25 Nonpublic School Council
10:00 a.m., Iowa Rm. 1-153
Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

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Jan 31 Accountability Commission
1:00 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Rm. 1-136
Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

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