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

Aug 17 Capitol High School Community Forum
6:00 p.m., Capitol High School
1000 N. 23rd St., Baton Rouge

Notice
Aug 19 Advisory Council on Student Behavior
and Discipline

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

Agenda
Aug 22 BESE Retreat
2:00 p.m., Louisiana Purchase Rm. 1-100
Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

Agenda
Materials
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Aug 23 8(g) Public Hearing
9:00 a.m., Louisiana Purchase Rm. 1-100
Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

Agenda
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Aug 23 BESE Committees
9:30 a.m., Louisiana Purchase Rm. 1-100
Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

Agendas
Materials

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Aug 24 BESE Meeting
9:00 a.m., Louisiana Purchase Rm. 1-100
Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

Agenda
Materials

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  Archived BESE meeting video @ YouTube

 




BESE Policies and Bulletins
 
BESE Members and Districts
 
BoardDocs Meeting Materials