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.

 


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      Upcoming Meetings

      May 31 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)
      Public Hearing

      10:00 a.m., Iowa Rm. 1-153
      Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

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      Jun 3 English Learner Task Force
      Time TBA, Thomas Jefferson Rm. 1-136
      Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

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      Jun 5 Agricultural Education Commission
      Time and room location TBA
      Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

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      Jun 7 Computer Science Content Standards
      Writing Committee

      Time TBA, Thomas Jefferson Rm. 1-136
      Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

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