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

      Apr 19 STAR Task Force
      10:00 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Rm. 1-136
      Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

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      Jun 11 BESE Committees
      Time TBA, Louisiana Purchase Rm. 1-100
      Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

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      Jun 12 BESE- Board of Regents Joint Meeting
      Time TBA, room location TBA
      Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

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      Jun 12 BESE Meeting
      Time TBA, Louisiana Purchase Rm. 1-100
      Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

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