Information related to Louisiana schools and COVID-19:

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.

COVID-19 information and resources
Upcoming Meetings

Jan 21 Early Childhood Care and Education

11:00 a.m. via Zoom videoconference

Jan 26 Nonpublic School Council
10:00 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Rm. 1-136
Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

  COVID-19 related BESE meeting procedures


BESE Policies and Bulletins
BESE Members and Districts
BoardDocs Meeting Materials