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

May 23 Superintendents' Advisory Council
10:00 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Rm. 1-136
Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

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Jun 9 Teacher Certification Appeals Council
9:00 a.m., Iowa Rm. 1-153
Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

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Jun 14 BESE Committees
Time TBA, Louisiana Purchase Rm. 1-100
Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

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Jun 15 BESE-Board of Regents Joint Meeting
Time TBA, Louisiana Purchase Rm. 1-100
Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

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Jun 15 BESE Meeting
Time TBA, Louisiana Purchase Rm. 1-100
Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

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  Archived BESE meeting video @ YouTube

 




BESE Policies and Bulletins
 
BESE Members and Districts
 
BoardDocs Meeting Materials