BESE Rulemaking Docket


 

Updated 6/20/22 |  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

April 2022

Bulletin 106, Agriculture Education Content Standards Curriculum Framework
Section 109

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)
04/13/22 05/10/22 05/20/22 - - - - 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 - - - - - -

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

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)
04/13/22 05/10/22 05/20/22 - - - - 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 - - - - - -

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

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)
04/13/22 05/10/22 05/20/22 - - - - 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 - - - - - -

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

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)
04/13/22 05/10/22 05/20/22 - - - - 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 - - - - - -

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

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)
04/13/22 05/10/22 05/20/22 - - - - 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 - - - - - -

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

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)
04/13/22 05/10/22 05/20/22 - - - - 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 - - - - - -

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

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)
04/13/22 05/10/22 05/20/22 - - - - 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 - - - - - -

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

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)
04/13/22 05/10/22 05/20/22 - - - - 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 - - - - - -

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

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)
04/13/22 05/10/22 05/20/22 - - - - 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 - - - - - -

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

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)
04/13/22 05/10/22 05/20/22 - - - - 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 - - - - - -

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

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)
04/13/22 05/10/22 05/20/22 - - - - 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 - - - - - -

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, no later 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

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)
03/09/22 04/08/22 04/20/22 05/11/22 - - 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

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)
03/09/22 04//08/22 04/20/22 05/11/22 - - 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

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)
03/09/22 04/08/22 04/20/22 05/11/22 - - 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

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE: 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
 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

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)
03/09/22 04/08/22 04/20/22 05/11/22 - - 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

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)
03/09/22 04/08/22 04/20/22 05/11/22 - - 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

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)
03/09/22 04/08/22 04/20/22 05/11/22 - - 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

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)
03/09/22 04/08/22 04/20/22 05/11/22 - - 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

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE: 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
 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

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)
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

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)
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

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)
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

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)
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

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)
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

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)
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

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)
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

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)
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

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)
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

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)
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

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)
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

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)
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

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE (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

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)
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

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)
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

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)
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.



August 2021



LAC 28:I, BESE/8(g) Operations
Sections 103, 301, 307, 309, 311, 501, 503, 1101, and 1105

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)
08/18/21 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: 
During the 2021 Regular Legislative Session, laws were enacted that necessitate updates to Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) policies. Proposed revisions to the BESE Code include an update of governance and funding of the Special School District (Act 468 of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session) and cleanup.


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 801

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)
08/18/21 12/09/21 12/20/21 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
11/10/21 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revision to Bulletin 111 provides a menu approach for the Interests and Opportunities index calculation.  The 2021-2022 school year will serve as a learning year in which school districts adjust to the use of domains and indicators for the interests and opportunities index calculation.  Domains include:
  • The Arts;
  • Extracurricular Activities;
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math); and
  • World Languages.
Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective August 18, 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 118, Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices
Sections 5701 and 6803

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)
08/18/21 10/08/21 10/20/21 11/10/21 01/20/22 01/20/22
 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
11/10/21 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revision to Bulletin 111 provides a menu approach for the Interests and Opportunities index calculation.  The 2021-2022 school year will serve as a learning year in which school districts adjust to the use of domains and indicators for the interests and opportunities index calculation.  Domains include:
  • The Arts;
  • Extracurricular Activities;
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math); and
  • World Languages.
Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective August 18, 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 118, Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices
Section 6913

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)
08/18/21 10/08/21  01/10/22 10/20/21 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 Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) annually administers an alternate assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities. The assessment, known as LEAP Connect, is aligned to the LEAP Connectors and is reported using four achievement levels. In grades 3-8 and 11, students take the LEAP Connect English language arts (ELA) and mathematics assessments. In grades 4, 8, and 11 students also take the LEAP Connect science assessment. The proposed revisions update the achievement level labels and scale score ranges for each subject, grade, and achievement level after standards setting and validation, as follows:

  • Update the reference of “scaled-scores” used in current policy to “scale scores”;
  • Update scale score ranges for English language arts, mathematics, and science; and
  • Update the labels for the four achievement levels previously identified as Level 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective August 18, 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 130, Regulations for the Evaluation and Assessment of School Personnel
Sections 323 and 905

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)
08/18/21 10/08/21 10/20/21 11/10/21 01/20/22 01/20/22
 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
11/10/21 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions update terminology to refer to “school guidance counselors” as “school counselors” (Act 275 of the 2021 Regular 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 133, Scholarship Programs
Sections 101, 303, and 1305

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)
08/18/21 10/08/21 10/20/21 11/10/21 01/20/22 01/20/22
 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
11/10/21 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revision to Bulletin 111 provides a menu approach for the Interests and Opportunities index calculation.  The 2021-2022 school year will serve as a learning year in which school districts adjust to the use of domains and indicators for the interests and opportunities index calculation.  Domains include:
  • The Arts;
  • Extracurricular Activities;
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math); and
  • World Languages.
Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective August 18, 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 137, Louisiana Early Learning Center Licensing Regulations
Section 1723 and 1815

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)
08/18/21 10/08/21 10/20/21 11/10/21 01/20/22 01/20/22
 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
11/10/21 None - - - -

Description:
The proposed 
revisions to Bulletin 137 allow for processing fees associated with Child Care Criminal Background Check (CCCBC) determinations of eligibility to be waived to the applicant and paid by the LDE utilizing COVID-19 funds while available. Additional revisions to Bulletin 137 align BESE policy with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child Care (OCC) mandates that require all staff members on the premises of an early learning center and who are accessible to children to have current CPR and first aid certification.

Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective August 18, 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, 310, 509, 515, and 519

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)
08/18/21 10/08/21 10/20/21 11/10/21 01/20/22 01/20/22
 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
11/10/21 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions allow for Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) reimbursement to be based on enrollment and allows for fees and family co-payments associated with Child Care Criminal Background Checks (CCCBC) based determinations of eligibility for child care purposesto be waived and paid from COVID-19 funds while available.



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)
08/18/21 10/08/21 10/20/21 11/10/21 01/20/22 01/20/22
 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
11/10/21 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions provide for a shift of the high school social studies assessment requirement from U.S. History to Civics beginning with incoming freshmen in the 2023-2024 school year and beyond.

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 502, 901, 911, 1103, 1111, 2305, 2317, 2318, 2320, 2363, 2397, and 3703

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)
08/18/21 10/08/21 10/20/21 12/16/21 01/20/22 01/20/22
 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
11/10/21 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revision to Bulletin 741:
  • Updates terminology to refer to “school guidance counselors” as “school counselors”
    (Act 275 of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session);
  • Requires instruction in elementary and secondary schools on the health risks of vapor products
    (Act 230 of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session);
  • Adds African American History to the list of courses that satisfy social studies credit graduation requirements
    (Act 334 of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session);
  • Provides for mandatory kindergarten attendance and requires compulsory school attendance for children at age five, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year
    (Act 386 of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session);
  • Requires that each teacher is provided a minimum of 45 minutes of uninterrupted planning time each day
    (Act 392 of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session); and
  • Requires each student, the parent or legal guardian, and the school counselor to annually sign the student's individual graduation plan (IGP), and also requires the student's parent or legal guardian to approve in writing any changes to the student's IGP
    (Act 458 of the 2021 Regular 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 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)
08/18/21 10/08/21 10/20/21 11/10/21 01/20/22 01/20/22
 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
11/10/21 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revision to Bulletin 111 provides a menu approach for the Interests and Opportunities index calculation.  The 2021-2022 school year will serve as a learning year in which school districts adjust to the use of domains and indicators for the interests and opportunities index calculation.  Domains include:
  • The Arts;
  • Extracurricular Activities;
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math); and
  • World Languages.

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 2109 and 2331

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)
08/18/21 10/08/21 10/20/21 11/10/21 01/20/22 01/20/22
 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
11/10/21 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions add African American History to the list of courses that satisfy social studies credit graduation requirements (Act 334 of the 2021 Regular 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
Repeal and reestablish entire bulletin

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE (reestablished bulletin text)

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)
08/18/21 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: 
The proposed revisions to Bulletin 746 include:
  • Adopt new high school and middle school Math Praxis exams;
  • Remove the requirement that teaching experience be in an educator area of certification as a condition of advancing a teaching certificate;
  • Require teacher preparation providers to submit all practitioner license (PL) applications;
  • Allow the issuance of Temporary Authority to Teach (TAT) certifications to applicants who fail to meet minimum grade point average requirements, contingent upon the applicant's satisfactory completion of a personal interview by the employing school system;
  • Allow a “family childcare” child development associate (CDA) credential for purposes of earning an ancillary Early Childhood Certificate;
  • Allow uncertified nonpublic school educators to serve as mentor teachers;
  • Align Child Nutrition Coordinator requirements with Federal regulations;
  • Align CTTIE certificate structure issuance and renewal with standard teaching certification;
  • Reduce the number of years of teaching experience for Educational Leader Certificate Level 3 (EDL3) and Out-of-State Superintendent (OSS) from 5 years to 3 years; and
  • Technical edits.

The repeal and re-establishment of Bulletin 746 will include Chapters 1 through 8 and Chapters 10 through 13.

NOTE: BESE approved these revisions as an Emergency Rule, effective August 18, 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 1566, Pupil Progression Policies and Procedures
Section 501

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)
08/18/21 10/08/21 10/20/21 11/10/21 01/20/22 01/20/22
 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
11/10/21 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revision prohibits use of statewide student assessments conducted during the 2020-2021 school year for the purposes making student placement decisions (Act 53 of the 2020 Second Extraordinary 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 1706, Regulations for Implementation of the Children with Exceptionalities Act
Sections 101, 401, 450, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 466, 905, 1101, and 1904

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)
08/18/21 10/08/21 10/20/21 11/10/21 01/20/22 01/20/22
 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
11/10/21 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions: 
  • Update terminology to refer to “school guidance counselors” as “school counselors” (Act 275 of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session); and
  • Update governance and funding of the Special School District (Act 468 of the 2021 Regular 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.


June 2021

Bulletin 126, Charter Schools
Section 2511

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)
06/16/21 07/09/21 07/20/21 08/10/21 10/20/21 10/20/21
 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
08/09/21 None - - - -

Description: 
Within the Internal Audit Report, submitted to BESE in Fall 2020 entitled, “Significant Audit Findings – Single Audits of School Boards and Charters Schools,” a finding was noted involving charter school bank deposits for which additional research was recommended.

The report noted that during the review of the FY 2018-19 charter school Single Audit reports, Types 2, 4, and 5 charter schools had in excess of $86.2 million in uninsured uncollateralized bank deposits. The report stated that “Although La. R.S. 17:3996(B) exempts charter schools from La. R.S. 39:1211-1245 regarding bank deposits and security of deposits, and no charter school has suffered any financial losses to date, the risk associated with such large sums of uninsured uncollateralized publicly funded bank deposits, however, is too great to ignore. Any loss of charter school funds, due to a bank failure would, in all likelihood, result in the state of Louisiana having to provide additional public funds to cover such losses.” Finally, the report recommendation stated that LDE should research options to address the issue and safeguard public funds.

For the past several months, the LDE researched best practices for cash management and investment policies of political subdivisions and sought advice from the Legislative Auditor’s Office, the Treasurer’s Office, and other state agencies. The information was shared with a group of charter school operators for input and reflection on how best to resolve the fiscal issue. The LDE and the team of charter school fiscal experts partnered to draft policy to require each charter school board adopt and implement a policy to protect public funds by minimizing the amount of unsecured funds. 



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 2103

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)
06/16/21 07/09/21 07/20/21 08/10/21 10/20/21 10/20/21
 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
08/09/21 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions to Bulletin 741 and Bulletin 741 (Nonpublic), do the following:
  • Align state policy with state law to clarify the types of organizations eligible to participate in federal child nutrition programs;
  • Define "nutrition programs;" and
  • Define and specify the responsibilities of a "governing authority of a nutrition program provider."

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 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)
06/16/21 07/09/21 07/20/21 08/10/21 10/20/21 10/20/21
 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
08/09/21 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions to Bulletin 741 and Bulletin 741 (Nonpublic), do the following:
  • Align state policy with state law to clarify the types of organizations eligible to participate in federal child nutrition programs;
  • Define "nutrition programs;" and
  • Define and specify the responsibilities of a "governing authority of a nutrition program provider."

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
Section 305

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)
06/16/21 07/09/21 07/20/21 08/10/21 10/20/21 10/20/21
 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
08/09/21 None - - - -

Description:
The LDE previously proposed revisions to Bulletin 1566 to clarify that a locally authorized charter operator shall have the autonomy to develop a Pupil Progression Plan (PPP) separate and apart from the local charter authorizer. The proposed revision allows locally authorized charter operators to set policies and practices regarding pupil progression, aligned with federal law, state law, and BESE policy.


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.


May 2021

Bulletin 126, Charter Schools
Sections 4101 and 4103

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)
05/12/21 06/10/21 06/20/21 07/12/21 09/20/21 09/20/21
 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
07/09/21 None - - - -

Description:
Per Act 9 of the 2020 First Extraordinary Session, BESE approved emergency rules, informed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, to provide minimum standards, policies, medical exceptions, and regulations to govern the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year, and added language to the following bulletins:
  1. LAC 28:LXXIX, Bulletin 741 (Nonpublic)—Louisiana Handbook for Nonpublic School Administrators;
  2. LAC 28:CXV, Bulletin 741—Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators; and
  3. LAC 28:CXXXIX, Bulletin 126—Charter Schools.

The attached revisions clarify policy contained in the aforementioned bulletins for which there have been questions regarding these minimum reopening standard. The highlighted information reflects the new language.

Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective May 12, 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
Sections 401 and 403

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)
05/12/21 06/10/21 06/20/21 07/12/21 09/20/21 09/20/21
 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
07/09/21 None - - - -

Description:
Per Act 9 of the 2020 First Extraordinary Session, BESE approved emergency rules, informed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, to provide minimum standards, policies, medical exceptions, and regulations to govern the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year, and added language to the following bulletins:
  1. LAC 28:LXXIX, Bulletin 741 (Nonpublic)—Louisiana Handbook for Nonpublic School Administrators;
  2. LAC 28:CXV, Bulletin 741—Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators; and
  3. LAC 28:CXXXIX, Bulletin 126—Charter Schools.

The attached revisions clarify policy contained in the aforementioned bulletins for which there have been questions regarding these minimum reopening standard. The highlighted information reflects the new language.

Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective May 12, 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 (Nonpublic), Louisiana Handbook for Nonpublic School Administrators
Sections 1105 and 1107

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)
05/12/21 06/10/21 06/20/21 07/12/21 09/20/21 09/20/21
 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
07/09/21 None - - - -

Description:
Per Act 9 of the 2020 First Extraordinary Session, BESE approved emergency rules, informed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, to provide minimum standards, policies, medical exceptions, and regulations to govern the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year, and added language to the following bulletins:
  1. LAC 28:LXXIX, Bulletin 741 (Nonpublic)—Louisiana Handbook for Nonpublic School Administrators;
  2. LAC 28:CXV, Bulletin 741—Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators; and
  3. LAC 28:CXXXIX, Bulletin 126—Charter Schools.

The attached revisions clarify policy contained in the aforementioned bulletins for which there have been questions regarding these minimum reopening standard. The highlighted information reflects the new language.

Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective May 12, 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.


April 2021

Bulletin 126, Charter Schools
Sections 4101 and 4103

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)
04/21/21 06/10/21 06/20/21 07/12/21 09/20/21 09/20/21
 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
07/09/21 - - - - - -

Description:
On March 19, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its K–12 school guidance to reflect the latest science on physical distance between students in classrooms. CDC now recommends that, with universal masking, students should maintain a distance of at least three (3) feet in classroom settings. The revisions align current policy with the updated CDC guidance.

Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective March 22, 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 137, Louisiana Early Learning Center Licensing Regulations
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)
04/21/21 06/10/21 06/20/21 07/12/21 09/20/21 09/20/21
 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
07/09/21 None - - - -

Description:
In accordance with Louisiana R.S. 17:407.40, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) shall conduct a comprehensive review of all standards, rules, and regulations for licenses every three years. As required, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) launched a workgroup comprised of providers and child advocates to review and provide input on updates to Bulletin 137, Louisiana Early Learning Center Licensing Regulations. The proposed revisions of Bulletin 137 regarding early learning center licensing, child health and safety, and technical edits were endorsed by the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Advisory Council in January 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, 309, 311 and 313

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)
04/21/21 06/10/21 06/20/21 07/12/21 09/20/21 09/20/21
 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
07/09/21 None - - - -

Description:
The Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) launched a workgroup comprised of providers and child advocates to review and provide input on changes to Bulletin 139. Recommendations for potential policy include updates in response to recent federal monitoring findings, early learning center requirements, and additional clarification for providers. The proposed revisions of Bulletin 139 were endorsed by the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Advisory Council in January 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 140, Louisiana Early Childhood Care and Education Network
Sections 509, 511, and 512

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)
04/21/21 06/10/21 06/20/21 07/12/21 09/20/21 09/20/21
 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
07/09/21 None - - - -

Description:
Proposed revisions to Bulletin 140 address challenges related to early cihldhood classroom observation coverage as a result of COVID-19, and provide for the following:
  • Extend 2019-2020 Performance Scores and Ratings for sites where this score is higher than the 2020-2021 Performance Score.
  • Mandate SIP participation for sites that score below 3.75 in 2020-2021.
  • Ensure classrooms are equally weighted and provide unique treatment for classrooms that were not required to receive a spring local observation.
  • Abstain from publishing Community Network Performance Scores as well as honor rolls for sites rated “excellent” as well as those making significant growth.

Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective April 21, 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
Sections 401 and 403

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)
04/21/21 06/10/21 06/20/21 07/12/21 09/20/21 09/20/21
 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
07/09/21 None - - - -

Description:
On March 19, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its K–12 school guidance to reflect the latest science on physical distance between students in classrooms. CDC now recommends that, with universal masking, students should maintain a distance of at least three (3) feet in classroom settings. The revisions align current policy with the updated CDC guidance.

Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective March 22, 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 (Nonpublic), Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators
Sections 1105 and 1107

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)
04/21/21 06/10/21 06/20/21 07/12/21 09/20/21 09/20/21
 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
07/09/21 None - - - -

Description:
On March 19, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its K–12 school guidance to reflect the latest science on physical distance between students in classrooms. CDC now recommends that, with universal masking, students should maintain a distance of at least three (3) feet in classroom settings. The revisions align current policy with the updated CDC guidance.

Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective March 22, 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 746, Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel
Section 203, 350, and 675

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)
04/21/21 07/09/21 07/20/21 08/10/21 10/20/21 10/20/21
 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
08/09/21 None - - - -

Description:
The revisions to Bulletin 746 are proposed to achieve the goal of increasing the pool of effective mentor teachers, and include:
  • Mentor teacher waiver for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years;
  • Reduce the number of mentor teacher assessment series tests required;
  • Update provisional mentor teaching ancillary certificate criteria;
  • Honor prior training and experience; and
  • Establish a mentor teacher add-on endorsement for existing certificates.

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 118 - Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices - Section 6821 (Board action: 6/15/22)

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

06/15/22 - - 180 days
Bulletin 741 (Nonpublic) - Louisiana Handbook for Nonpublic School Administrators - Section 2111 (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 
Bulletin 139 - Louisiana Child Care and Development Fund Programs - Sections 509 and 515 (Board action: 01/19/22)

02/01/22 02/20/22 120 days
Bulletin 130 - Regulations for the Evaluation and Assessment of School Personnel - Section 301 (Board action: 12/15/21)

12/15/21 01/20/22 120 days
Bulletin 140 - Louisiana Early Childhood Care and Education Network - Sections 503, 509, and 511 (Board action: 12/15/21)

12/15/21 01/20/22 120 days