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Please be advised of the following ongoing COVID-19-related procedures that are in place for BESE meetings:

  • Claiborne Building management requires all visitors entering the facility to have their temperatures checked at the main southern entrance. Visitors must have a temperature less than 100.4° to proceed past the checkpoint, and a verification sticker will be provided confirming clearance.
  • Claiborne Building management requires face coverings upon entry and in all common areas of the building. Once an individual has entered a meeting room, to the extent possible, this requirement will be monitored by BESE staff and referred to Claiborne Building Security for noncompliance and enforcement determinations/decisions. Upon any noncompliance determinations, to the extent possible, Building Security will enforce and implement any necessary next steps.
  • Social distancing practices will be observed, to include seating spacing in the Louisiana Purchase Room. BESE staff will monitor attendance in the meeting room, not to exceed 50 percent of capacity. In an effort to adhere to spacing and capacity limitations, it is possible that attendees may not be permitted to remain seated in the room for the entirety of meetings. In this instance and to the extent possible, Claiborne Building Security will determine noncompliance and enforcement decisions, as well as implement/enforce any necessary next steps in relation to noncompliance.
  • Individuals wishing to provide public comment related to an agenda item are encouraged to complete comment cards prior to the start of the corresponding meeting. BESE staff will collect individual contact information in addition to completed comment cards. In the event that the person wishing to comment is not present in the meeting room, the meeting can be monitored by individuals via live streaming video. BESE staff will attempt to provide individual notification when the specific item is being considered. 

Meeting Calendars

The most up-to-date annual calendar(s) of BESE scheduled Regular, Committee, and Advisory Council meetings are provided. Agendas for upcoming meetings are generally released 10 days prior to the date of the meeting and are linked on the main BESE homepage.


Live Streaming and Video Archive

Act 697 of the 2010 Regular Legislative Session requires BESE to broadcast live audio and video streams of all its board and committee meetings in Baton Rouge, LA. A list of upcoming meeting streams is maintained and past meeting video may be accessed through the BESE BoardDocs site or the BESE YouTube channel.



BESE posts the official minutes of its regular meetings and any called/special meetings of the Board after the minutes have been ratified by Board action at the following meeting. The official minutes of BESE meetings remain available online for 10 years. Hard copies are available from the BESE office for $0.25 a page through a written public records request.


BoardDocs Site

BESE meeting agendas and materials are available through our online BoardDocs system. From the BoardDocs start page, select the "Meetings" tab at top and then choose the desired year and meeting from the list in left column.



Notice Regarding Executive Session
BESE and/or its committees reserve the right to enter into Executive Session, if needed, in accordance with R.S. 42:16.

Notice Regarding Accessibility
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if special assistance is needed at any public meeting of BESE, please notify the Executive Director of BESE at 225-342-5840 or via email at, five business days prior to the public meeting.



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