BESE Rulemaking Docket


 

Updated 9/22/22 |  Pursuant to Title 49, §974 as enacted under Act 401 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session, BESE maintains the Rulemaking Docket to provide the public with certain information concerning proposed rules and policy revisions approved by the Board. All materials will remain available to users for a minimum of one year following the date of Notice of Intent (NOI) publication.

Further information on BESE’s policymaking authority, the rulemaking process, and regulations in place are available here and through the state Administrative Procedure Act at R.S. 49:950 et seq.

A guide to using the Rulemaking Docket is available here.

 

EMERGENCY RULES  |  YEARLY ACTION REPORTS

 


 

NOTICES OF INTENT

August 2022

Bulletin 111, The Louisiana School, District, and State Accountability System
Sections 301, 307, 601, 709, 3901, 3903, and 4001

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
08/24/22 - - - - - - - - - -
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
- - - - - - - -

Description: 
The Innovative Assessment Program provides an alternative approach to measuring how well students know and understand the Louisiana English Language Arts content standards. In 2021-2022 school year, the assessment was administered three times throughout the academic year to seventh grade students in participating school systems.

As required by the LDE, the assessment must be comparable to the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) tests and reported using achievement levels comparable to current achievement levels used for LEAP 2025. The three assessments administered in fall, winter, and spring have been combined to create a single, final report. The scale score ranges for each of the five achievement levels have been added to BESE policy.

The revisions also include adding the new English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) Connect, an alternate assessment created for English learners with significant cognitive disabilities. The ELPT Connect will establish baseline scores for qualifying students. Updates to the current assessment language include the administration of the ELPT Connect.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 111, The Louisiana School, District, and State Accountability System
Section 405

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
08/24/22 - - - - - - - - - -
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
- - - - - - - -

Description: 
In August 2021, BESE passed a motion to convene a working group of BESE members to explore how the state measures, values, and rewards growth in the accountability formula. Subsequently, the board expanded the role of the study group to study the entirety of Louisiana’s K-12 accountability system and provide BESE with considerations for adopting changes to the state’s accountability formula. The proposed revisions to Bulletin 111 reflect new accountability measures for grades K-2 based on the study group's recommendations.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 118, Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices
Sections 5107, 5701, 6301, 6303, and 6305

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
08/24/22 - - - - - - - - - -
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
- - - - - - - -

Description: 
The Innovative Assessment Program provides an alternative approach to measuring how well students know and understand the Louisiana English Language Arts content standards. In 2021-2022 school year, the assessment was administered three times throughout the academic year to seventh grade students in participating school systems.

As required by the LDE, the assessment must be comparable to the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) tests and reported using achievement levels comparable to current achievement levels used for LEAP 2025. The three assessments administered in fall, winter, and spring have been combined to create a single, final report. The scale score ranges for each of the five achievement levels have been added to BESE policy.

The revisions also include adding the new English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) Connect, an alternate assessment created for English learners with significant cognitive disabilities. The ELPT Connect will establish baseline scores for qualifying students. Updates to the current assessment language include the administration of the ELPT Connect.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 136, Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices
Many sections

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
08/24/22 - - - - - - - - - -
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
- - - - - - - -

Description: 
Louisiana’s Early Learning and Development Standards (ELDS) provide a set of common, developmentally-appropriate expectations for what children typically know, understand, and are able to perform at different stages of early childhood. The ELDS provide age-appropriate goals for children’s learning and development that guide teachers, caregivers, and other early childhood professionals on the types of experiences and activities children should have during their earliest years. ELDS can be used to support developmentally appropriate curriculum and assessment and to outline a progression of development and learning that supports success in school and in life.

The proposed revisions to Bulletin 136 were endorsed by the ELDS Review Committee and contain the same domains of learning and development as the 2013 ELDS: Approaches to Learning, Cognitive Development and General Knowledge, Language and Literacy Development, Physical Well-Being and Motor Development, and Social-Emotional Development. The revised ELDS make a stronger connection to kindergarten readiness expectations and ensure a scaffolded alignment of developmentally appropriate expectations across age-bands. Additional changes were made at the indicator level to ensure a stronger integration of language that supports diverse learners. The standards were endorsed by the Superintendents' Advisory Council and the Early Childhood Care and Education Advisory Council.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 137, Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices
Section 1723

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
08/24/22 - - - - - - - - - -
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
- - - - - - - -

Description: T
he proposed revisions provide clarity for the deadline for teachers and staff in early learning centers to complete pediatric first aid and CPR training. Proposed revisions align with federal statute and allow staff 60 days from the date of hire  to receive a certification in pediatric first aid and CPR.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 741, Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators
Sections 333, 337, 1103, and 1104

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
08/24/22 - - - - - - - - - -
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
- - - - - - - -

Description:
The proposed revisions to Bulletins 741 and 741 Nonpublic align policy with Louisiana Revised Statute 17:154.1 and 17:232, to clarify expectations regarding both in person and remote attendance, and establish expectations and definitions for remote instruction.

Based upon guidance from the Continuous Learning Task Force, the proposed revisions require an LEA to develop written policy and procedures for a continuous learning plan for modified operations during school closures that is annually updated, reviewed by stakeholders, and publicly communicated. Additionally, based upon guidance from the Continuous Learning Task Force, continuous learning plans shall include, but are not limited to: technology and connectivity; student and staff responsibilities; attendance; family strategic communication, engagement, and support; and instructional quality.
 
Finally, revisions include the addition of a continuous learning plan for both public and nonpublic schools, edits to bring policy into alignment with other statutory requirements and technical edits.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 741, Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators
Section 332

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
08/24/22 - - - - - - - - - -
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
- - - - - - - -


Description: 
In accordance with Louisiana R.S. 17:1948, created by Acts 456 of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session and 588 of the 2022 Regular Legislative Session, the proposed revisions to Bulletin 741 establish §332. Installation and Operation of Cameras in Certain Special Education Settings, regarding the adoption of policies for the installation of cameras in certain special education classrooms. Specific stipulations include:
-   which classrooms are affected by the revisions,
-   what topics must be included in school system policies,
-   clarity regarding the viewing of the recorded footage, and
-   responsibilities of both the LDE and school systems for securing and utilizing resources devoted to support the implementation of local policies regarding the installation of cameras.

Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective August 24, 2022.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.



Bulletin 741 (Nonpublic), Louisiana Handbook for Nonpublic School Administrators
Sections 119, 901, and 907

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
08/24/22 - - - - - - - - - -
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
- - - - - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions to Bulletins 741 and 741 Nonpublic align policy with Louisiana Revised Statute 17:154.1 and 17:232, to clarify expectations regarding both in person and remote attendance, and establish expectations and definitions for remote instruction.

Based upon guidance from the Continuous Learning Task Force, the proposed revisions require an LEA to develop written policy and procedures for a continuous learning plan for modified operations during school closures that is annually updated, reviewed by stakeholders, and publicly communicated. Additionally, based upon guidance from the Continuous Learning Task Force, continuous learning plans shall include, but are not limited to: technology and connectivity; student and staff responsibilities; attendance; family strategic communication, engagement, and support; and instructional quality.
 
Finally, revisions include the addition of a continuous learning plan for both public and nonpublic schools, edits to bring policy into alignment with other statutory requirements and technical edits.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 746, Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel
Section 1341

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
08/24/22 - - - - - - - - - -
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
- - - - - - - -

Description: 
At the April and June 2022, BESE meetings, the Board adopted revisions to Bulletin 746 to establish policy for a Geometry add-on endorsement. The policy revisions were adopted as emergency rule to allow educators to take advantage of the new policy over the summer. Further, BESE directed LDE to bring policy revisions in order to align the Algebra I endorsement with the structure and similar protocol of the Geometry endorsement. The proposed revisions align requirements for both certification endorsements.

Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective August 24, 2022.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 746, Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel
Sections 303, 507, 511, 513, 515, 527, 531, and 535

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
08/24/22 - - - - - - - - - -
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
- - - - - - - -

Description: 
BESE policy contained in Bulletin 996 specifies that in order to be admitted into a teacher preparation program, candidates must meet the requirements that include passing the Core Academic Skills for Educators assessment. Candidates may also meet alternate requirements pursuant to Bulletin 746, which states that an ACT composite score of 22 or an SAT combined verbal and math score of 1100 or higher (new SAT) or 1030 or higher (pre-March 2016 SAT) may be used in lieu of PRAXIS 1 PPST exams or core academic skills for educators in reading, writing, and math by prospective teachers in Louisiana.

House Bill 546 of the 2022 Regular Legislative Session amended and reenacted R.S. 17:7(6)(b)(i)(aa) and repealed R.S. 17:7.1(A)(7). To align with current statute, proposed recommendations would remove the requirement of a core academic skills assessment (Praxis Core, ACT, or SAT) for admission to a teacher preparation program in Bulletin 996. Revisions to Bulletin 746 remove the requirement of Praxis Core, ACT, or SAT assessment for initial licensure. Indicators of educator quality remain through requirements for passage of pedagogy and content area assessments, GPA, college degrees, and standards of effectiveness.

House Bill 377 of the 2022 Regular Legislative Session amended R.S. 17:7(6)(b), (c), and (e), 7.1(A)(3)(b) and (B)(1) to enact R.S. 17:7.1(A)(1) and 7.2(A)(7), and to repeal R.S, 17:7.1(A)(7) and 7.2(A)(4), relative to the certification of teachers; to provide relative to the responsibilities of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education; to provider for teaching certification qualifications and requirements; to provide eligibility criteria; to provide for the granting of teaching certifications; to provide relative to approved teacher education programs; and to provide for related matters.

The legislative changes address the issuance of a temporary employment permit, out-of-state reciprocity requirements, and GPA requirements associated with entry into a teacher preparation program, teacher preparation program completion, and initial licensure.

Revisions to align with the legislative changes above allow candidates with a master’s degree in a school subject area, or candidates who have completed a teacher preparation program but are lacking appropriate exams score by 10%, the ability to be issued a Temporary Employment Permit (TEP). The TEP may be renewed annually for up to five years contingent upon meeting standards of effectiveness. After five years of meeting the standards of effectiveness, candidates can be issued permanent professional level certification upon the request and verification of continued employment by a local education agency (LEA).

Current out-of-state reciprocity policy requirements indicate a teacher candidate must have completed an out-of-state teacher preparation program that includes student teaching, internship, or residency and be eligible for licensure in another state. Out-of-State candidates are required to take Louisiana exams unless the teacher candidate has at least three successful years of teaching experience in another state, holds licensure in the other state, and has one successful year of teaching in Louisiana. Proposed policy updates, to align with Senate Bill 377, remove the requirement of the one year of successful teaching in Louisiana for exam exemption purposes. All other out-of-state requirements remain the same. If a teacher candidate does not have at least three years of successful years teaching out-of-state, they must take Louisiana exams for standard professional licensure.

Current BESE policy in Bulletin 746 and Bulletin 996 includes GPA requirements for entry into a teacher preparation program, for program completion and for initial licensure. These policy updates align with the changes to the law that amend GPA requirements for entrance into a teacher preparation program. They also align BESE policy in both bulletins with the updated GPA requirement for initial licensure. This includes a 2.5 GPA for traditional program completers and for post-baccalaureate teacher certification preparation program completers unless they meet the exception allowed. If a post-baccalaureate teacher certification  preparation program completer does not obtain the 2.5 program requirements at graduation, as long as they completed the program, and completed the pre-professional skills and content exams, they may be certified, or they may be issued the TEP to obtain initial licensure after five years of successful evaluations. 

Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective August 24, 2022.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 996, Standards for Approval of Teacher and/or Educational Leader Preparation Programs
Sections 743 and 745

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
08/24/22 - - - - - - - - - -
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
- - - - - - - -

Description: 
BESE policy contained in Bulletin 996 specifies that in order to be admitted into a teacher preparation program, candidates must meet the requirements that include passing the Core Academic Skills for Educators assessment. Candidates may also meet alternate requirements pursuant to Bulletin 746, which states that an ACT composite score of 22 or an SAT combined verbal and math score of 1100 or higher (new SAT) or 1030 or higher (pre-March 2016 SAT) may be used in lieu of PRAXIS 1 PPST exams or core academic skills for educators in reading, writing, and math by prospective teachers in Louisiana.

House Bill 546 of the 2022 Regular Legislative Session amended and reenacted R.S. 17:7(6)(b)(i)(aa) and repealed R.S. 17:7.1(A)(7). To align with current statute, proposed recommendations would remove the requirement of a core academic skills assessment (Praxis Core, ACT, or SAT) for admission to a teacher preparation program in Bulletin 996. Revisions to Bulletin 746 remove the requirement of Praxis Core, ACT, or SAT assessment for initial licensure. Indicators of educator quality remain through requirements for passage of pedagogy and content area assessments, GPA, college degrees, and standards of effectiveness.

House Bill 377 of the 2022 Regular Legislative Session amended R.S. 17:7(6)(b), (c), and (e), 7.1(A)(3)(b) and (B)(1) to enact R.S. 17:7.1(A)(1) and 7.2(A)(7), and to repeal R.S, 17:7.1(A)(7) and 7.2(A)(4), relative to the certification of teachers; to provide relative to the responsibilities of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education; to provider for teaching certification qualifications and requirements; to provide eligibility criteria; to provide for the granting of teaching certifications; to provide relative to approved teacher education programs; and to provide for related matters.

The legislative changes address the issuance of a temporary employment permit, out-of-state reciprocity requirements, and GPA requirements associated with entry into a teacher preparation program, teacher preparation program completion, and initial licensure.

Revisions to align with the legislative changes above allow candidates with a master’s degree in a school subject area, or candidates who have completed a teacher preparation program but are lacking appropriate exams score by 10%, the ability to be issued a Temporary Employment Permit (TEP). The TEP may be renewed annually for up to five years contingent upon meeting standards of effectiveness. After five years of meeting the standards of effectiveness, candidates can be issued permanent professional level certification upon the request and verification of continued employment by a local education agency (LEA).

Current out-of-state reciprocity policy requirements indicate a teacher candidate must have completed an out-of-state teacher preparation program that includes student teaching, internship, or residency and be eligible for licensure in another state. Out-of-State candidates are required to take Louisiana exams unless the teacher candidate has at least three successful years of teaching experience in another state, holds licensure in the other state, and has one successful year of teaching in Louisiana. Proposed policy updates, to align with Senate Bill 377, remove the requirement of the one year of successful teaching in Louisiana for exam exemption purposes. All other out-of-state requirements remain the same. If a teacher candidate does not have at least three years of successful years teaching out-of-state, they must take Louisiana exams for standard professional licensure.

Current BESE policy in Bulletin 746 and Bulletin 996 includes GPA requirements for entry into a teacher preparation program, for program completion and for initial licensure. These policy updates align with the changes to the law that amend GPA requirements for entrance into a teacher preparation program. They also align BESE policy in both bulletins with the updated GPA requirement for initial licensure. This includes a 2.5 GPA for traditional program completers and for post-baccalaureate teacher certification preparation program completers unless they meet the exception allowed. If a post-baccalaureate teacher certification  preparation program completer does not obtain the 2.5 program requirements at graduation, as long as they completed the program, and completed the pre-professional skills and content exams, they may be certified, or they may be issued the TEP to obtain initial licensure after five years of successful evaluations. 

Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective August 24, 2022.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 1530, Louisiana's IEP Handbook for Students with Exceptionalities
Section 505

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
08/24/22 - - - - - - - - - -
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
- - - - - - - -

Description:
The proposed revisions add K-2 alternate assessment eligibility criteria pursuant to the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA) which requires that alternate assessments are provided for students with significant cognitive disabilities, and that state education agencies must provide eligibility criteria for any statewide alternate assessments. BESE policy contained in Bulletin 1530, Chapter 5, establishes alternate assessment eligibility criteria for grades 3-11. Beginning in Winter 2022, the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) Connect for students with significant cognitive disabilities will be administered in grades K-12, necessitating alternative eligibility participation criteria for ELPT Connect and any future assessments administered to students in kindergarten through second grade.

The proposed revisions to Bulletin 1530 update alternate assessment eligibility criteria for grades 3-11 in Chapter 5, in which LEAP Connect is administered to include alternate eligibility participation criteria for ELPT Connect and any future assessments given in grades K-2.



Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.



June 2022

Bulletin 118, Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices
Section 6821

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
06/15/22 07/08/22 07/20/22 08/10/22 - - 10/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
08/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
Under the proposed revisions, the following may be substituted for the LEAP 2025 high school assessment requirement, provided the student has initially participated in all required assessments and met other requirements for graduation in the selected pathway by August 31, 2022: 
  • an ACT composite score of 17 
  • an ACT subject score of 17 or higher in the corresponding LEAP 2025 high school assessment pair, as follows: 
    • a score of 17 or higher on the ACT English or Reading tests shall satisfy the English I/English II LEAP 2025 high school assessment requirement;
    • a score of 17 or higher on the ACT Mathematics test shall satisfy the Algebra I/Geometry LEAP 2025 high school assessment requirement; and
    • a score of 17 or higher on the ACT science test shall satisfy the Biology/U.S. History LEAP 2025 high school assessment requirement; or
  • The student participates in 20 or more extended learning hours per LEAP 2025 high school assessment subject pair for which the student has yet to achieve level 2 (approaching basic) or above, with such instruction provided by a qualified teacher. 
    • The instruction must take place following the academic year, and the student must demonstrate proficiency corresponding to level 2 (approaching basic) or above, as determined by either the school or school system.
Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective June 15, 2022.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 135, Health and Safety
Section 303

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
06/15/22 07/08/22 07/20/22 08/10/22 - - 10/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
08/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
During the 2018 Regular Legislative Session, Act 196 amended Louisiana Revised Statute 17:170.4 to include required information regarding meningococcal disease and available vaccinations. Revisions to Bulletin 135 were approved at the August 2018 BESE meeting in response to this legislation. The proposed revisions will more fully align with the statutory requirement to include information related to meningococcal disease regarding exemptions along with information disseminated by schools.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 137, Louisiana Early Learning Center Licensing Regulations
Section 1903

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
06/15/22 07/08/22 07/20/22 08/10/22 - - 10/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
08/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
According to Louisiana R.S. 17:1903, a minimum of 35 square feet of usable indoor space shall be available per child. In order to provide clarity for child care providers and ensure the health and safety of children, the proposed revisions allow a center to request and seek approval from the Office of State Fire Marshal and the LDE licensing division that a minimum 25 square feet of usable space per child in the specified space be only used for children four years old and above.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 139, Louisiana Child Care and Development Fund Programs
Sections 902 and 903

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
06/15/22 07/08/22 07/20/22 08/10/22 - - 10/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
08/10/22 None - - - -

Description:
The proposed revisions repeal and reestablish existing policy to provide reorganization that clarifies and aligns early childhood tracks for early learning centers and family child care providers participating in LA Pathways, and updates definitions.

Further, the revisions provide a Family Child Care Staff Track for home-based, family child care providers who opt into Academic Approval and participate in the unified quality rating system and related initiatives. This track will provide the requirements for each level associated with the School Readiness Tax Credits for family child care staff and would incentivize provider participation in the quality rating system, as the tax credits currently incentivize Type III providers. The revision will also ensure that family child care staff and early learning center staff requirements are aligned across all tax credit levels and meet requirements for the purpose of the School Readiness Tax Credit for directors and staff.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 140, Louisiana Early Childhood Care and Education Network
Section 903

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
06/15/22 07/08/22 08/20/22 09/12/22 - - 10/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
08/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
Promulgated in 2020 for the administration of the Early Childhood Education Fund, policy requires that prior to the start of the 2022-2023 school year, the Early Childhood Care and Education Advisory Council shall review and, as necessary, recommend revisions to BESE based on learnings from the first two years of the fund. Because insufficient funding existed in the Early Childhood Education Fund prior to 2022, no monies have yet been disbursed from the fund. Initial allocations are expected to be distributed from the fund beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. The proposed revisions update the implementation date for review to establish the timeframe for the review of learnings from the first two years of the fund to be extended to the 2024-2025 academic year.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 741, Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators
Sections 2318 and 2319

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
06/15/22 07/08/22 07/20/22 08/10/22 - - 10/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
08/10/22 None - - - -

Description: Under the proposed revisions, the following may be substituted for the LEAP 2025 high school assessment requirement, provided the student has initially participated in all required assessments and met other requirements for graduation in the selected pathway by August 31, 2022: 
  • an ACT composite score of 17 
  • an ACT subject score of 17 or higher in the corresponding LEAP 2025 high school assessment pair, as follows: 
    • a score of 17 or higher on the ACT English or Reading tests shall satisfy the English I/English II LEAP 2025 high school assessment requirement;
    • a score of 17 or higher on the ACT Mathematics test shall satisfy the Algebra I/Geometry LEAP 2025 high school assessment requirement; and
    • a score of 17 or higher on the ACT science test shall satisfy the Biology/U.S. History LEAP 2025 high school assessment requirement; or
  • The student participates in 20 or more extended learning hours per LEAP 2025 high school assessment subject pair for which the student has yet to achieve level 2 (approaching basic) or above, with such instruction provided by a qualified teacher. 
    • The instruction must take place following the academic year, and the student must demonstrate proficiency corresponding to level 2 (approaching basic) or above, as determined by either the school or school system.
Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective June 15, 2022.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 741 (Nonpublic), Louisiana Handbook for Nonpublic School Administrators
Section 2111

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
06/15/22 07/08/22 07/20/22 08/10/22 - - 10/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
08/10/22 None - - - -

Description: Under the proposed revisions, the following may be substituted for the LEAP 2025 high school assessment requirement, provided the student has initially participated in all required assessments and met other requirements for graduation in the selected pathway by August 31, 2022: 
  • an ACT composite score of 17 
  • an ACT subject score of 17 or higher in the corresponding LEAP 2025 high school assessment pair, as follows: 
    • a score of 17 or higher on the ACT English or Reading tests shall satisfy the English I/English II LEAP 2025 high school assessment requirement;
    • a score of 17 or higher on the ACT Mathematics test shall satisfy the Algebra I/Geometry LEAP 2025 high school assessment requirement; and
    • a score of 17 or higher on the ACT science test shall satisfy the Biology/U.S. History LEAP 2025 high school assessment requirement; or
  • The student participates in 20 or more extended learning hours per LEAP 2025 high school assessment subject pair for which the student has yet to achieve level 2 (approaching basic) or above, with such instruction provided by a qualified teacher. 
    • The instruction must take place following the academic year, and the student must demonstrate proficiency corresponding to level 2 (approaching basic) or above, as determined by either the school or school system.
Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective June 15, 2022.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 741 (Nonpublic), Louisiana Handbook for Nonpublic School Administrators
Sections 303 and 3303

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
06/15/22 07/08/22 07/20/22 08/10/22 - - 10/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
08/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
In October 2020, BESE established policy regarding accreditation of educational institutions and programs in accordance with federal regulations in  34 CFR 602. The proposed revisions further align policy contained in Bulletin 741 (Nonpublic).


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 746, Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel
Section 1703

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
06/15/22 07/08/22 07/20/22 08/10/22 - - 10/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
08/10/22 - - - - - -


Description: 
In accordance with Louisiana R.S. 17:7, the Teacher Certification Appeals Council (TCAC) is established to consider appeals for the denial of educator credentials, contingent upon certain criteria. Additional requirements and restrictions have been codified in BESE policy contained in Bulletin 746. The proposed revisions: allow additional time from time of denial for an applicant to appeal by increasing from 90 to 120 days; align language regarding post-secondary degrees; require that appeals regarding effectiveness must include evidence provided by the local board that justifies issuance of a certificate; and technical edits.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.



Bulletin 746, Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel
Sections 303, 507, 515, 1305, 1307, 1309, 1323, 1327, 1329, and 2309

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
06/15/22 07/08/22 07/20/22 08/10/22 - - 10/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
08/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
In accordance with Act 438 of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session, the proposed revisions to Bulletin 746: adopt Teaching of Reading assessment; revise elementary initial certification requirements to include the updated literacy competency requirements and a future implementation date; revise elementary, special education, and other related add-on certification requirements to include several options to meet updated literacy competency requirements (Complete semester hours in the teaching of reading and literacy in alignment with literacy foundations competencies, pass the adopted Teaching of Reading assessment, or 
successfully complete the BESE-approved literacy foundations training).


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 746, Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel
Section 303 and 1360

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
06/15/22 07/08/22 08/20/22 09/12/22 - - 10/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
08/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
At the April 2022 BESE meeting, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) brought policy revisions to create a geometry add-on endorsement and thus adopt a geometry content exam. The original effective date and Notice of Intent process would not have the endorsement available until September 1, 2022. After further feedback provided from various stakeholders, the LDE has determined that there is a need to update the effective date.

The proposed revisions to Bulletin 746 establish an effective date of June 15, 2022, as an emergency rule. Immediate implementation would be beneficial to both educators and school systems. The June 15, 2022, effective date would allow educators to take advantage of this exam over the summer and be eligible to obtain the endorsement for the upcoming school year. 

Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective June 15, 2022.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


LAC 28:I, BESE/8(g) Operations
Sections 103, 305, 501, and 1103

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
06/15/22 07/08/22 07/20/22 08/10/22 - - 10/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
08/10/22 None - - - -

Description:
The May 2022 report of the Legislative Auditor pertaining to BESE/Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) contract procedures contained a recommendation that policies and procedures be clarified in order to more clearly define the circumstances under which BESE’s approval is necessary, when contracts are binding, and when payments can made be made to contractors. The proposed revisions also include an explanation of the process for obtaining approval of the BESE President for items that are not related to contracts. The attached revisions address all of these issues. The BESE Executive Director Ms. Shan Davis worked with the current BESE President, Mr. Jim Garvey and the LDE to develop the proposed revisions to the BESE Code, based on several recommendations contained in the report. The proposed revisions have been reviewed by the BESE and LDE attorneys and staff.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.



April 2022


Bulletin 106, Agriculture Education Content Standards Curriculum Framework
Section 109

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
04/13/22 05/10/22 05/20/22 06/10/22 08/20/22 08/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
06/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
Revisions codify the Agricultural Education Commission and provide for membership of seventeen ex-officio voting representatives from K-12 and postsecondary education, state agencies, and organizations related to agriculture and agriculture education.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 111, The Louisiana School, District, and State Accountability System
Section 103

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
04/13/22 05/10/22 05/20/22 06/10/22 08/20/22 08/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
06/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
Revisions to policy establish and codify the Accountability Council (formerly Accountability Commission) and provide for membership of nineteen voting representatives appointed by BESE, the state superintendent of education, and state associations.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 140, Louisiana Early Childhood Care and Education Network
Sections 309, 310, and 311

REVISED POLICY


Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
04/13/22 05/10/22 05/20/22 06/10/22 08/20/22 08/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
06/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
Due to the success the current Ready Start Networks have had in executing the responsibilities of the pilot, in addition to the role these networks have established within the Louisiana early care and education system at the community level via the pilot program, BESE approved revisions to Bulletin 140 to codify Ready Start Networks into BESE policy. The proposed revisions:
  • add language to codify and formalize Ready Start Networks (RSNs) as part of the Louisiana early care and educations system, that
    • Codify the roles and responsibilities of RSNs in alignment with the four pillars of the RSN model, and
    • Establish procedures for the application, selection, and renewal process for RSNs; and
  • Align Chapter 3, §309. Community Network Lead Agency, with the proposed RSN policy language (Chapter 3, §310.) to establish consistency within policy.

In updating the policy language to include Ready Start Networks and align that language with current Bulletin 140 language related to Community Networks, language within Bulletin 140, Chapter 3, §309. Community Network Lead Agency requires revision because a for-profit agency will not qualify to serve as Community Network or Ready Start Network lead agency.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 140, Louisiana Early Childhood Care and Education Network
Section 1101

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
04/13/22 05/10/22 05/20/22 06/10/22 08/20/22 08/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
06/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
Revisions to policy codify the Early Childhood Care and Education Advisory Council and provide for membership of seventeen voting representatives appointed by BESE, the state superintendent of education, and state associations. In addition, the membership includes thirteen ex-officio nonvoting representatives from the state legislature and state agencies and commissions.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 741, Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators
Section 1319

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
04/13/22 05/10/22 05/20/22 06/10/22 08/20/22 08/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
06/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
Revisions to policy codify the Advisory Council on School behavior and Discipline and provide for membership of twenty-nine voting representatives both ex-officio and members appointed by state and local associations.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 741, Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators
Section 2318

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
04/13/22 05/10/22 05/20/22 06/10/22 08/20/22 08/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
06/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions to Bulletin 741 and Bulletin 741 (Nonpublic) include Dual Enrollment Psychology as a Social Studies course to align the TOPS University Diploma requirements with the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) core curriculum pursuant to Act 359 of the 2013 legislative session.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 741 (Nonpublic), Louisiana Handbook for Nonpublic School Administrators
Section 2109

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
04/13/22 05/10/22 05/20/22 06/10/22 08/20/22 08/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
06/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions to Bulletin 741 and Bulletin 741 (Nonpublic) include Dual Enrollment Psychology as a Social Studies course to align the TOPS University Diploma requirements with the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) core curriculum pursuant to Act 359 of the 2013 legislative session.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 746, Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel
Sections 303, 1349, 1360, 1505, and 1543

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
04/13/22 05/10/22 05/20/22 06/10/22 08/20/22 08/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
06/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions to Bulletin 746 include: 
  • Adopt new Praxis exams for the exams Educational Testing Services (ETS) is phasing out or redesigning, including: 
    • High School Science Praxis--including Biology, Chemistry, General Science, and Physics
    • Early Childhood Special Education/Early Intervention Praxis
    • School Counselor Praxis
    • School Librarian Praxis;
  • Adopt a Geometry Praxis exam;
  • Create a Geometry add-on certification as one solution to address the high school math teacher shortage; and
  • Technical edits.

Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 746, Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel
Section 553

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
04/13/22 05/10/22 05/20/22 06/10/22 08/20/22 08/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
06/10/22 None - - - -

Description:
BESE previously waived policy contained in Bulletin 746 that requires all undergraduate residents and post-baccalaureate candidates to be placed with mentor teachers holding the Mentor Teacher certificate, the Ancillary Provisional Mentor Teacher certificate, or the Supervisor of Student Teaching certificate for both the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years. The proposed revision to Bulletin 746 extends the mentor teacher waiver for the 2022-2023 school year.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


LAC 28:I, BESE/8(g) Operations 
Sections 503 and 505

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
04/13/22 05/10/22 05/20/22 06/10/22 08/20/22 08/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
06/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
Revisions to policy update advisory council particulars and establish a section regarding special groups. The established section codifies the MFP Task Force and provides for membership of twenty-eight representatives, both voting and nonvoting.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


LAC 28:I, BESE/8(g) Operations
Sections 1313 and 1315

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
04/13/22 05/10/22 05/20/22 06/10/22 08/20/22 08/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
06/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
At the March 2022 BESE meeting, the Board received a report regarding procedures for compliance with Act 420, R.S. 17:4035.1, of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session. Further, the Board retained the item on the agenda for possible policy revisions regarding the process for submission and consideration of transfer appeals.

Per 17:4035.1, Each Local Education Agency (LEA) is required to adopt a policy governing student transfers which shall be posted to the LEA website, nolater than January 1, 2022, and reported to the LDE Office of School System Relations no later than January 30, 2022, to include the following:
  • The process for submitting student transfer requests;
  • Transfer request period dates and deadlines, which if denied, shall be denied in writing;
  • The link to the LDE website that contains school performance data; and
  • The definition of "Capacity" for each school.
Approximately one third of LEAs are under court order of competent jurisdiction, which MAY exempt a district from offering school choice. The policy revisions require LDE notification, for LDE records, as to the specific case number for each district, if a desegregation order exists..


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.



March 2022

Bulletin 118, Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices
Sections 5303, 5305, 5309, 5311, and 5312

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
03/09/22 04/08/22 04/20/22 05/11/22 07/20/22 07/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
05/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions are recommended based on continuing conversations and research regarding the ethical accountability of educators initiated at the request of BESE in 2019.

Bulletin 118 revisions align test security policy and further clarifies terminology related to assessment proctors, scoring, irregularities, cheating and security violations that may clarify terminology and impact educator credentials.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.



Bulletin 741, Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators
Sections 509 and 2307

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
03/09/22 04//08/22 04/20/22 05/11/22 07/20/22 07/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
05/10/22 None - - - -

Description:
The proposed revisions, in accordance with R.S. 17:24.9 and R.S. 17:24.10 through Acts 438 and 108 of the 2021 Regular Legislative session, revise the annual literacy assessment and require successful completion of approved foundational literacy skills courses for educators. The policy requires that children in kindergarten through third grade are given the BESE-approved literacy assessment within the first 30 days of school and that results are reported to LDE. In addition, the changes mandate scientific, research-based interventions during school hours for students measured at below grade level on the annual literacy assessment. Data from the literacy assessment will be used to develop the required foundational literacy skills plan in which students in kindergarten through third grade are enrolled beginning June 1, 2023, in accordance with R.S. 17:24.9. Teachers and administrators of students in these grade levels shall complete one approved professional development course by the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year.  Any teachers hired after August 1, 2023, must complete such a course within two years of employment, and systems shall report the successful completion to LDE annually beginning May 1, 2022, pursuant to R.S. 17:24.12. 


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 745, Louisiana Teaching Authorizations of School Personnel
Repeal entire bulletin

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
03/09/22 04/08/22 04/20/22 05/11/22 07/20/22 07/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
05/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
BESE policy provides for rules and regulations to establish a process for issuance of a teaching authorization (TA) to anyone seeking employment as an administrator, teacher, or substitute teacher in any school that does not require a Louisiana teaching certificate for the employment of a teacher. The proposed repeal of Bulletin 745 removes repetitive language, and re-establishes the TA requirement as a section in Bulletin 746, as opposed to a stand-alone bulletin.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 746, Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel
Sections 525 and 536; Repeal Chapter 9, reestablish as Chapter 19

REVISED POLICY: Pt. 1 | Pt. 2

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
03/09/22 04/08/22 04/20/22 05/11/22 07/20/22 07/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
05/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
The repeal and re-establishment of Chapters 1 through 8 and Chapters 10 through 13 of Bulletin 746 were approved by BESE at the August 2021 Board meeting and will become rule on March 20, 2022. The currently proposed revisions repeal Chapter 9 and re-establish the policy as Chapter 19 in the newly re-established Bulletin 746.

BESE policy requires sanctions on an educator credential for certain criminal offenses, submission of fraudulent documentation, professional license censure, participation in cheating, and/or failure to meet the standards of effectiveness.

Further, the updates clarify definitions, convictions or offenses considered, and sanctions that can be imposed upon educator credentials, and updates and aligns the three bulletins regarding actions and the issuance and sanction of Louisiana educator credentials. Sanctions include: denial, suspension, revocation, reprimand, monitoring.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 746, Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel
Sections 309, 323, and 325

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
03/09/22 04/08/22 04/20/22 05/11/22 07/20/22 07/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
05/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
Proposed revisions will update teacher preparation competencies to align and reinforce the requirements in R.S.17:24.9 in order to design and implement an integrated and comprehensive curriculum that develops teacher candidates understanding of content, including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Educators are required to design evidence-based content and pedagogical knowledge in reading to differentiate instruction for teaching students with advanced literacy skills and students with significant literacy deficiencies, including dyslexia.  Also required is implementation of behavior management and trauma-informed principles and practices for the classroom, as well as other developmentally-appropriate practices for the classroom to ensure that students can effectively access literacy instruction.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 996, Standards for Approval of Teacher and/or Educational Leader Preparation Programs
Sections 303, 743, and 745

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
03/09/22 04/08/22 04/20/22 05/11/22 07/20/22 07/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
05/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
R.S.17:24.9 requires revisions to foundational literacy skills standards in all educator preparation programs for candidates seeking certification to teach students in kindergarten through third grade as well as setting the minimum number of credit hours in the teaching of reading and literacy. The required courses or training shall develop and assess candidates mastery of applicable literacy competencies. Revisions also include technical updates regarding approval for programs offering add-on endorsement coursework and residents in Type III Early Learning Centers.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 996, Standards for Approval of Teacher and/or Educational Leader Preparation Programs
Sections 401, 403, and 405

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
03/09/22 04/08/22 04/20/22 05/11/22 07/20/22 07/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
05/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
The LDE reconvened the Teacher Preparation Quality Rating workgroup to discuss various adjustments and recommendations to the accountability system based on feedback and information from the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 learning phase. Based on the workgroup recommendations, the department requests that BESE approve, as a Notice of Intent, the following policy revisions and waiver:
  • Since the calculations for the 2020-2021 performance profiles will not include value-added data from the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 renewal cycle, LDE requests a performance profile public release waiver. However, if the waiver is granted, the Department will calculate simulated performance profiles and meet with each provider to discuss the results and recommendations this summer. 
  • Due to COVID-19 and the lack of individual value added data for teachers, implementation dates are adjusted regarding program renewal decisions from winter 2023 to winter 2025.
  • Updates ensure programs have adequate time to implement recommendations and feedback from the onsite review process and shift all programs to a four-year accountability cycle. Additionally, programs with a performance profile rating below a level three during the biennial renewal periods will undergo progress monitoring. During the progress monitoring period, programs will develop improvement plans in partnership with the LDE and engage in one or more interventions, including:
    • more frequent onsite reviews for one or more pathways;
    • low performing or at-risk labels;
    • enact improvement recommendations; 
    • limit enrollment for certain pathways or programs; and/or 
    • discontinue provider ability to recommend candidates for certification.

Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 1566, Pupil Progression Policies and Procedures
Sections 503, 700, and 701

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
03/09/22 04/08/22 04/20/22 05/11/22 07/20/22 07/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
05/10/22 None - - - -

Description:
In accordance with Acts 438 and 108 of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session, the proposed revisions 
require parental notification with 15 days after a student is identified as reading below grade level and such notification shall include:
  • information on activities that can be done at home to support student literacy proficiency;

  • information about supports and interventions that will be provided by the school;

  • a timeline for updates and progress monitoring that includes a mid-year and end-of-year update; and

  • information about the importance of reading proficiently by the end of third grade.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 1964, Louisiana Content Standards, Benchmarks, and
Grade Level Expectations for Social Studies

Repeal Chapters 1-13, Reestablish Chapters 1-20

REVISED POLICY: Pt. 1 | Pt. 2

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
03/09/22 04/08/22 04/20/22 05/11/22 07/20/22 07/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
05/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
At the December 2021 BESE meeting, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) addressed public comments related to the proposed Louisiana State Social Studies Content Standards.

The revised standards align with BESE goals to shift the standards towards an approach that balances the acquisition of disciplinary skills along with content knowledge, creates a more coherent sequence of content, strengthens knowledge and skills at the elementary level to ensure students are prepared for secondary and post-secondary work, and better integrates the historical perspectives of people from different backgrounds. 

LDE worked across multiple teams to uphold the original revision goals while addressing concerns made evident in public comments and making additional refinements to the draft social studies standards. The refined standards were made available for public review and comment from February 8-22, 2022. 

The standards were presented at the Superintendents' Advisory Council (SAC) meeting held on February 24, 2022. The Louisiana Social Studies Content Standards were unanimously endorsed by SAC.

Summary of changes made to draft standards: 
  • All standards were made more specific for clarity and transparency and to support teachers; 
  • The second grade U.S. history survey course was extended into third grade; and
  • The high school U.S. History course time frame was extended to 1776-2008 rather than the previously recommended timeframe of 1898-2010.

Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


January 2022

Bulletin 126, Charter Schools
Section 4003

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
01/19/22 02/10/22 02/20/22 03/14/22 05/20/22 05/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
03/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
Act 353 of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session requires BESE to adopt rules to require that, beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, all public and approved nonpublic school teachers, school counselors, principals, and other school administrators for whom the training is considered beneficial by the Board shall anually participate in at least one hour of in-service training on recognizing adverse childhood experiences and the utilization of trauma-informed education. 


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 127, LEAP Connect Assessment, Louisiana Connectors for
Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Section 9901

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
01/19/22 02/10/22 02/20/22 03/14/22 05/20/22 05/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
03/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions (establishment of Chapter 99, including Section 9901) add Alternate Louisiana Connectors for English Learners (ELs) with significant cognitive disabilities to Bulletin 127The Alternate EL Connectors are the result of a cross-disciplinary effort to support states and other education entities working to meet the federal requirement to develop alternate assessments of English Language proficiency (ELP) for ELs with significant cognitive disabilities. The Alternate EL Connectors will be assessed by alternate EL assessments for EL students with significant cognitive disabilities.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 139, Louisiana Child Care and Development Fund Programs
Sections 509 and 515

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
01/19/22 02/10/22 02/20/22 03/14/22 05/20/22 05/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
03/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions to Bulletin 139 include:
  • CCAP Rate Increase: Increase the daily CCAP reimbursement rates based on results from the updated 2021 Narrow Cost Analysis for true cost of child care; and
  • Update CCAP Income Eligibility (State Median Income): Increase the income eligibility for CCAP to 85% of the State Median Income (SMI).

Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective February 1, 2022.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 741, Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators
Section 337

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
01/19/22 02/10/22 02/20/22 03/14/22 05/20/22 05/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
03/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
Act 353 of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session requires BESE to adopt rules to require that, beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, all public and approved nonpublic school teachers, school counselors, principals, and other school administrators for whom the training is considered beneficial by the Board shall anually participate in at least one hour of in-service training on recognizing adverse childhood experiences and the utilization of trauma-informed education.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 741 (Nonpublic), Louisiana Handbook for Nonpublic School Administrators
Section 119

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
01/19/22 02/10/22 02/20/22 03/14/22 05/20/22 05/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
03/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
Act 353 of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session requires BESE to adopt rules to require that, beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, all public and approved nonpublic school teachers, school counselors, principals, and other school administrators for whom the training is considered beneficial by the Board shall anually participate in at least one hour of in-service training on recognizing adverse childhood experiences and the utilization of trauma-informed education.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 746, Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel
Section 507

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
01/19/22 02/10/22 02/20/22 03/14/22 05/20/22 05/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
03/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions update and align Bulletin 746 regarding the issuance of initial certification and includes that educators: 
  • obtain a pre-service certificate while being prepared as a teacher, either a resident teacher certificate or practitioner's license;
  • are mentored as part of the pre-service teacher preparation; and
  • comply with requirements for certification for both in-state and out-of-state residencies.

Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 996, Standards for Approval of Teacher and/or Educational Leader Preparation Programs
Sections 743 and 745

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
01/19/22 02/10/22 02/20/22 03/14/22 05/20/22 05/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
03/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions update and align Bulletin 996 regarding the issuance of initial certification and includes that educators: 
  • obtain a pre-service certificate while being prepared as a teacher, either a resident teacher certificate or practitioner's license;
  • are mentored as part of the pre-service teacher preparation; and
  • comply with requirements for certification for both in-state and out-of-state residencies.

Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


December 2021

Bulletin 126, Charter Schools
Sections 2715, 2717, 2719, 2803, and Chapter 43

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
12/15/21 01/10/22 01/20/22 02/10/22 04/20/22 04/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
02/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
In accordance with legislation enacted during the Louisiana 2021 Regular Legislative Session, proposed bulletin revisions include:
  • Act 208: Remote public school registration and enrollment of children of military personnel transferring to Louisiana (Chapter 27); and
  • Act 473: Comprehensive update to student discipline policy (Chapter 43).

Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 130, Regulations for the Evaluation and Assessment of School Personnel
Section 301

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
12/15/21 01/10/22 01/20/22 02/10/22 04/20/22 04/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
02/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
Due to the federal waiver of School Performance Scores (SPS) traditionally used for school leader learning targets, BESE approved revisions to Bulletin 130, which provide for the following:
  • If leaders did not use SPS as one of the learning targets, the results are not impacted by the federal waiver of the SPS and will enter evaluations as planned.
  • If leaders had one SLT that was based on SPS and one based on alternate measures, the alternate SLT should be duplicated for a final student growth score.
  • If districts used only SPS for SLTs, the observation score will comprise the sum total of the evaluation score as student growth scores are unavailable.

Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective December 15, 2021.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 139, Louisiana Child Care and Development Fund Programs
Sections 103, 701, 703, 705, 707, 709, 901, 902, 903, 1101, 1103, 1105, 1107, and 1109

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
12/15/21 01/10/22 01/20/22 02/10/22 04/20/22 04/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
02/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
Prior to the pandemic, Louisiana was serving less than seven percent of the economically disadvantaged birth through two-year-olds and approximately one third of three-year-olds in the state. In order to close persistent gaps in access to publicly-funded high-quality child care, Louisiana must include home-based family child care in the long term strategy. The proposed revisions will allow CCAP-certified family child care providers to apply for academic approval and participate in the unified quality rating system and initiatives. 


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 140, LouisianaEarly Childhood Care and Education Network
Sections 303, 313, 314, and 511

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
12/15/21 02/10/22 - - - - 05/20/22 05/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
03/10/22 - - - - - -

Description: 
Prior to the pandemic, Louisiana was serving less than seven percent of the economically disadvantaged birth through two-year-olds and approximately one third of three-year-olds in the state. In order to close persistent gaps in access to publicly-funded high-quality child care, Louisiana must include home-based family child care in the long term strategy. The proposed revisions will allow CCAP-certified family child care providers to apply for academic approval and participate in the unified quality rating system and initiatives. 

Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 140, Louisiana Early Childhood Care and Education Network
Sections 503, 509, and 511

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
12/15/21 01/10/22 01/20/22 02/10/22 04/20/22 04/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
02/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
Current policy requires that all publicly funded early childhood classrooms receive two CLASS observations, one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester, by the Community Network lead agency. COVID-19 has increased the difficulty and cost of conducting these observations. The proposed revisions would align with the approved K-12 observation policy approved by BESE in October 2021. Similar to the K-12 evaluation policy requirement that teachers earning a rating of Ineffective or Effective: Emerging receive a second evaluation, the proposed revisions would require publicly funded early childhood classrooms earning a rating less than 4.50 in the fall to be observed a second time in the spring by the Community Network lead agency. The proposed revisions also formalize the legislative reporting requirement in Act 198 of the Louisiana 2021 Regular Legislative Session.

Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective December 15, 2021.



Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 741, Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators
Chapters 11, 13, and Section 3501

REVISED POLICY (Pt. 1 | Pt. 2)

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
12/15/21 01/10/22 01/20/22 02/10/22 04/20/22 04/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
02/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
In accordance with legislation enacted during the Louisiana 2021 Regular Legislative Session, the proposed bulletin revisions to Bulletin 741 include:
  • Act 208: Remote public school registration and enrollment of children of military personnel transferring to the state (§1119);
  • Act 473: Comprehensive update to student discipline policy (Chapter 13); 
  • Senate Concurrent Resolution 15: Creation of a Purple Star School Award Program, administered through the LDE, to recognize schools that evidence a major commitment to serving students and families connected to the United States Armed Forces (§1151); and
  • Act 420: Public school choice, transfer, and capacity (§3501).

Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 996, Standards for Approval of Teacher and/or Educational Leader Prep. Programs
Sections 101, 501, 503, 505, 507, 509, 511, 513, 749, and 1301

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
12/15/21 01/10/22 01/20/22 02/10/22 04/20/22 04/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
02/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
Bulletin 996 governs the teacher preparation program minimum criteria and establishes an accountability system. In 2017 BESE approved a quality rating system for Louisiana K-12 teacher preparation programs that serves as a model for ECAC program accountability. The K-12 system weights inputs at 50 percent as measured through an onsite review process, and outputs at 50 percent through workforce and teacher quality using a parallel structure. Revisions proposed:
  • Establish a quality rating system for all BESE-approved ECAC programs, which will serve as the basis for future program renewal;
  • Establish an improvement planning process for low-performing programs;
  • Provide an implementation timeline, including a two-year learning cycle;
  • Provide a description of the ECAC program quality rating system and calculation methods; and
  • Provide descriptions of when performance profiles will be published, the use of informational metrics, data reporting requirements, data verification/appeals/waivers, and the inclusion of the Family Child Care CDA as an option ECAC programs may provide.

Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


October 2021

Bulletin 111, The Louisiana School, District, and State Accountability System
Section 305

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
10/13/21 01/10/22 01/20/22 02/10/22 04/20/22 04/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
02/10/22 None - - - -

Description: 
The revision to Bulletin 111 increases the minimum score required for an A, B, and C school accountability letter grades by five points within a certain time period.

Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.


Bulletin 130, Regulations for the Evaluation and Assessment of School Personnel
Sections 105, 301, and 323

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
10/13/21 11/10/21 11/20/21 01/11/22 03/20/22 03/20/22
 Deadline for public comments
or hearing requests
 Date of public hearing
(if any)
Date of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
Report of Legislative Oversight Hearing
(if any) 
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-342-3600
12/10/21 None - - - -

Description: 
Current policy requires that 50 percent of the personnel evaluation for teachers and administrators is based on a qualitative measure of teacher and administrator performance and shall include a minimum of two observations or site visits.

The proposed revision would require, for the 2021-2022 academic year, the 50 percent of the evaluation that is based on a qualitative measure of teacher and administrator performance include one announced observation for teachers and administrators. However, any teacher or administrator who earns an observation rating of Ineffective or Effective: Emerging shall be observed a second time.

In August 2021, BESE approved, as a Notice of Intent, revisions to Bulletin 130 in response to Act 275 of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session. Revisions update terminology to refer to “school guidance counselors” as “school counselors.” The same update is being made to §323.


Public Comments:
Interested persons may submit written comments via the U.S. Mail until 4:30 p.m. on the public comments deadline date posted above, to Shan N. Davis, Executive Director, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94064, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064.




 
EMERGENCY RULES

Pursuant to Title 49, §953.B.(1), "if an agency finds that an imminent peril to the public health, safety, or welfare requires adoption of a rule upon shorter notice than that provided in Subsection A of this Section and within five days of adoption states in writing to the governor of the state of Louisiana, the attorney general of Louisiana, the speaker of the House of Representatives, the president of the Senate, and the Department of the State Register, its reasons for that finding, it may proceed without prior notice or hearing or upon any abbreviated notice and hearing that it finds practicable, to adopt an emergency rule."
 
 
Original Rule   Effective Date Date published in Louisiana Register  Number of Days in Effect 
Bulletin 746 - Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel - Section 1341 (Board action: 8/24/22)

08/24/22 09/20/22 180 days
Bulletin 741 - Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators - Section 332 (Board action: 8/24/22)

08/24/22 09/20/22 180 days
Bulletin 746 - Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel - many sections (Board action: 8/24/22)

08/24/22 09/20/22 180 days
Bulletin 996 - Standards for Teacher and/or Educational Leader Preparation Programs - Sections 743 and 745 (Board action: 8/24/22)

08/24/22 09/20/22 180 days
Bulletin 118 - Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices - Section 6821 (Board action: 6/15/22)

06/15/22 07/20/22 180 days
Bulletin 741 - Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators - Sections 2318 and 2319 (Board action: 6/15/22)

06/15/22 07/20/22 180 days
Bulletin 741 (Nonpublic) - Louisiana Handbook for Nonpublic School Administrators - Section 2111 (Board action: 6/15/22)

06/15/22 07/20/22 180 days
Bulletin 746 - Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel - Sections 303 and 1360 (Board action: 6/15/22)

06/15/22  - - 180 days
Bulletin 111 - The Louisiana School, District, and State Accountability System - Section 103 (Board action: 04/13/22)

04/13/22 05/20/22 180 days