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.

 


      BESE Mission:

      Provide leadership and create policies for education that expand opportunities for children, empower families and communities, and advance Louisiana in an increasingly competitive global market.


       

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      Upcoming Meetings

      Mar 4 Louisiana Literacy Advisory Commission
      10:00 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Rm. 1-136
      Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

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      Mar 5 BESE Committees
      9:00 a.m., Louisiana Purchase Rm. 1-100
      Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

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      Mar 6 BESE Meeting
      9:00 a.m., Louisiana Purchase Rm. 1-100
      Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge

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        Archived BESE meeting video @ YouTube

       




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