BESE Rulemaking Docket


 

Updated 4/9/24 |  Pursuant to Title 49, §957 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

March 2024

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

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
03/06/24 04/08/24 - - - - - - 07/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
05/10/24 - - - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions update the language for proficiency scoring to include the new English Language proficiency Test (ELPT) Connect to ensure clarity for teachers and school systems.


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 126, Charter Schools
Section 4001

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
03/06/24 04/08/24 - - - - - - 07/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
05/10/24 - - - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions to Bulletin 126 clarify types of absences, provide for attendance and truancy reporting. 


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
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)
03/06/24 04/08/24 - - - - - - 07/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
05/10/24 - - - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions to Bulletin 130 refine the personnel evaluation process to increase fairness, transparency, teacher input, and related resources.


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


Bulletin 135, Health and Safety
Section 303

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
03/06/24 04/08/24 - - - - - - 07/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
05/10/24 - - - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions to Bulletin 135 align policy with state law regarding provisions for immunization exemptions.


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


Bulletin 136, Louisiana Standards for Early Childhood Care and Education Programs
Repeal and reestablish 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)
03/06/24 04/08/24 - - - - - - 07/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
05/10/24 - - - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions repeals and reestablish Bulletin 136 regarding Early Childhood Standards.


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)
03/06/24 04/08/24 - - - - - - 07/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
05/10/24 - - - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions strengthens measures designed to protect children and provide additional clarity to early learning providers.


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, 313, 320, 507, 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)
03/06/24 04/08/24 - - - - - - 07/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
05/10/24 - - - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions strengthen measures designed to protect children, better ensure statewide access to quality early care and learning, and provide additional clarity to Family Child Care, in-home, and school-based child care providers.


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 1103, 1105, and 1111

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)
03/06/24 04/08/24 - - - - - - 07/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
05/10/24 - - - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions to Bulletin 741 clarify types of absences, provide for attendance and truancy reporting.


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 901 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)
03/06/24 04/08/24 - - - - - - 07/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
05/10/24 - - - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions repeal the FAFSA completion graduation requirement and update the implementation date for the LEAP 2025 Civics exam.


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 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)
03/06/24 04/08/24 - - - - - - 07/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
05/10/24 - - - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions align policy with state law regarding provisions for immunization exemptions.


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


Bulletin 741 (Nonpublic), Louisiana Handbook for Nonpublic School Administrators
Sections 119, 909, 1101, 1311, and 1501

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)
03/06/24 04/08/24 - - - - - - 07/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
05/10/24 - - - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions align policy with state law and update language regarding the corporal punishment permission requirement, Purple Star Award program, meningococcal disease immunization, bullying prevention, and tobacco prohibition.


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 120, 152, 301, 322, 503, 504, and 530

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)
03/06/24 04/08/24 - - - - - - 07/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
05/10/24 - - - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions refine policy and processes related to monitoring report results, notification/processing timelines, and information access to improve efficiency and consistency.


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 2024


Bulletin 126, Charter Schools
Sections 515, 2103, 2501, 4001, and 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)
01/17/24 02/09/24 02/20/24 03/20/24 03/12/24 - - 05/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
03/11/24 None - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions to Bulletin 126 update charter school application processes, require board member governance training, expand charter school autonomy, and include applicable legislative provisions.


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 101 and 104

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)
01/17/24 02/09/24 02/20/24 03/12/24 - - 05/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
03/11/24 None - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions are in response to Act 63 of the 2023 Regular Legislative Session and define the process and requirements for approval as a third-party entity (TPE) for the purposes of issuance and renewal of educator 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 741, Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators
Section 1123

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)
01/17/24 02/09/24 02/20/24 03/12/24 - - 05/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
03/11/24 None - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions align BESE policy with Act 266 of the 2023 Regular Legislative Session, which requires school systems to screen all kindergarten students for dyslexia and students in other grades upon request. In addition, the statute requires annual data reporting to the LDOE. 


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
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)
01/17/24 02/09/24 02/20/24 03/12/24 - - 05/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
03/11/24 None - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions to Bulletin 746 include:
  • adopted reading exam to reduce number of required tests;
  • adopted computer science exam in response to recommendation of the Computer Science Education Advisory Commission;
  • aligned across bulletins or legislation, removing duplicative language, and reorganizing information;
  • updated requirements for foreign equivalency transcripts;
  • aligned military OS certification issuance with legislation;
  • removed unused or obsolete EEL and Pre-PL certification;
  • updated OFAT renewal requirements;
  • added resident certificate for use in early learning centers;
  • clarified ECAC language and non-practicing status for individuals called to military duty;
  • removed certification duplication for areas in which a license is issued by another authorizing board;
  • added artist, talented, and library endorsements;
  • removed CLU and reinstatement coursework requirements; and
  • technical edits.

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


Bulletin 996, Standards for Approval of Teacher and/or Educational Leader Preparation Programs
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)
01/17/24 02/09/24 02/20/24 03/12/24 - - 05/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
03/11/24 None - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions to Bulletin 996 provide clarity to educator preparation program providers and include:
  • submission requirements following denial for program applicants;
  • implementation dates for the Early Childhood Quality Rating System;
  • inclusion of family child care home providers with academic approval to the quality rating system;
  • removal of first and second intervals to coursework needed for 50 index points;
  • repeal of obsolete subchapters;
  • denotation of associate teacher as a resident in final two semesters; and
  • alignment 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 1566, Pupil Progression Policies
Section 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)
01/17/24 02/09/24 02/20/24 03/12/24 - - 05/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
03/11/24 None - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions align BESE policy with Act 422 of the 2023 Regular Legislative Session regarding promotion and retention of third grade students with a reading deficiency. The Act prohibits promotion to a student to the fourth grade of certain students whose reading deficiencies have not been remediated by the end of third grade, as indicated by the student scoring the lowest achievement level on the literacy screener after three attempts and having been screened for dyslexia unless promoted for good cause as outlined in the revised 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.


Bulletin 1903, Louisiana Handbook for Students with Dyslexia
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)
01/17/24 02/09/24 02/20/24 03/12/24 - - 05/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
03/11/24 None - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions align BESE policy with Act 266 of the 2023 Regular Legislative Session, which requires school systems to screen all kindergarten students for dyslexia and students in other grades upon request. In addition, the statute requires annual data reporting to the LDOE.


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 1922, Compliance Monitoring Procedures
Section 107

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)
01/17/24 02/09/24 02/20/24 03/12/24 - - 05/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
03/11/24 None - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions to Bulletin 1922 pertain to
 special education corrective action plans. The policy facilitates the process by which the LDOE may approve, when necessary, a special consultant to collaborate with a Local Education Agency (LEA) for development and implementation of an intensive corrective action plan.


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 Code/8(g) Operations
Section 1501

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)
01/17/24 02/09/24 02/20/24 03/12/24 - - 05/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
03/11/24 None - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions are in response to 
HR 256 of the 2023 Regular Legislative Session, which requested that BESE, in collaboration with the LDOE, develop policy relative to the issuance of posthumous high school diplomas to deceased high school students. The proposed revisions to outline the conditions for which posthumous diplomas may be issued by secondary public schools.


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



December 2023

Bulletin 741, Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators
Sections 2318, 2319, and 2345

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)
12/13/23 01/10/24 01/20/24 02/12/24 - - 04/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
02/10/24 - - - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions align BESE policy with Act 267 of the 2023 Regular Legislative Session, which requires high school financial literacy coursework in order to graduate with a TOPS University Diploma and establishes that Financial Literacy as a required mathematics course for the career diploma. Further revisions align foreign language course offerings.


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 2317

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)
12/13/23 01/10/24 01/20/24 02/12/24 - - 04/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
02/10/24 - - - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions align BESE policy with Act 267 of the 2023 Regular Legislative Session, which requires high school financial literacy coursework in order to graduate with a TOPS University Diploma and establishes that Financial Literacy as a required mathematics course for the career diploma. Further revisions align foreign language course offerings.


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 331, 333, and 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)
12/13/23 01/10/24 01/20/24 02/12/24 - - 04/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
02/10/24 - - - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions align BESE policy with 
Act 347 of the 2023 Regular Legislative Session, which directs BESE to revise teacher certification requirements and the requirements of teacher education programs to require instruction on foundational numeracy skills standards for candidates seeking certification to teach. The legislation further mandates that the program provide instruction on foundational numeracy skills that includes but need not be limited to the following:
  • effectively teach foundational mathematics skills explicitly and systematically;
  • implement effective mathematics instruction using high-quality instructional materials;
  • provide effective instruction and interventions for students who have difficulty with mathematics; and
  • understand and use student data to make instructional decisions.

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 1573, Complaint Management Procedures
Sections 305, 501, 505, and 509

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)
12/13/23 01/10/24 01/20/24 02/12/24 - - 04/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
02/10/24 - - - - - -

Description:
 
At the October 2023 BESE meeting, the Board directed the LDOE to bring an update report to the December 2023 Academic Goals and Instructional Improvement Committee regarding the implementation of recommended changes included in the Legislative Auditor report, as well as the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates report, regarding dispute resolution, special education infrastructure, key performance indicators, and a plan to make the IEP process easier for parents to use. The implementation plan and policy were endorsed by the Special Education Advisory Panel at the November 29, 2023 meeting, and are reflected in the proposed revisions to Bulletin 1573.


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 2023

Bulletin 118, Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices
Section 7311

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)
10/11/23 11/10/23 11/20/23 12/11/23 02/20/24 02/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
12/10/23 None - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions to Bulletin 118 establish English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) cut scores for students assessed via ELPT-Connect.


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


August 2023

Bulletin 119, Louisiana School Transportation Specifications and Procedures
Section 903

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
08/23/23 10/10/23 10/20/23 12/18/23 02/20/24 02/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
11/10/23 None - - - -

Description:
 The proposed revisions are required in accordance with legislation enacted by the Louisiana Legislature during the 2023 Regular Legislative Session (Act 362 - Bus/Carpool).

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 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)
08/23/23 10/10/23 10/20/23 12/18/23 02/20/24 02/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
11/10/23 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions are required in accordance with legislation enacted by the Louisiana Legislature during the 2023 Regular Legislative Session (Act 180 - Organ Donation, Act 215 - Bible Literature Elective Course, Act 362 - Bus/Carpool).

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


Bulletin 135, Health and Safety
Section 509

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)
08/23/23 10/10/23 10/20/23 12/18/23 02/20/24 02/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
11/10/23 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions are required in accordance with legislation enacted by the Louisiana Legislature during the 2023 Regular Legislative Session (Act 234 - Automated External Defibrillator).


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
Many sections

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
08/23/23 10/10/23 10/20/23 12/18/23 02/20/24 02/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
11/10/23 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions are required in accordance with legislation enacted by the Louisiana Legislature during the 2023 Regular Legislative Session (Act 164 - Threats of Terrorism and Violence, Act 180 - Organ Donation, Act 215 - Bible Literature Elective Course, Act 219 - Recess, Act 260 - Numeracy Professional Development, Act 264 - National Motto, Act 268 - Corporal Punishment, Act 318 Student Behavior/Discipline/Mental health, Act 234 - Automated External Defibrillator, Act 334 - School Safety Act, Act 346 - Community Service Diploma Endorsement, Act 362 - Bus/Carpool).


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 525

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)
08/23/23 10/10/23 10/20/23 11/10/23 01/20/24 01/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
11/10/23 None - - - -

Description: 
Act 99 of the 2023 Regular Legislative Session established the Associate Teacher Program for Louisiana public schools. The proposed revisions to Bulletin 741 establish a pathway for entry into the teaching profession for dedicated individuals that have already earned an associate degree and are enrolled in an undergraduate  teacher preparation program.

Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective August 23, 2023.


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 107, 125, 1309, and 1901

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)
08/23/23 10/10/23 10/20/23 12/18/23 02/20/24 02/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
11/10/23 None - - - -

Description:
Pt. 1: 
R.S. 17:4021 establishes the accrediting entities for BESE approval of nonpublic schools. The proposed revisions to Bulletin 741 (Nonpublic) align BESE policy with statute and authorize the diocese or archdiocese in which a school is located to serve as the accrediting agency.

Pt.2: The proposed revisions are required in accordance with legislation enacted by the Louisiana Legislature during the 2023 Regular Legislative Session (Act 318 Student Behavior/Discipline/Mental Health, Act 362 - Bus/Carpool).


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
Many sections

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
08/23/23 10/10/23 10/20/23 11/10/23 01/20/24 01/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
11/10/23 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions are required in accordance with legislation enacted by the Louisiana Legislature during the 2023 Regular Legislative Session (Act 63 - Requirements for Certification and Evaluation, Act 371 - Interstate and Military Certification, Act 392 - Teacher Certfication and Educator Preparation Criteria).

Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective August 23, 2023.


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


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

CURRENT POLICY
  |  PROPOSED CHANGE

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
08/23/23 10/10/23 10/20/23 11/10/23 01/20/24 01/20/24
 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 | 225-472-6527
11/10/23 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions are required in accordance with legislation enacted by the Louisiana Legislature during the 2023 Regular Legislative Session (Act 392 - Teacher Certfication and Educator Preparation Criteria).

Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective August 23, 2023.


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 2023

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

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
06/14/23 07/10/23 07/20/23 08/10/23 10/20/23 10/20/23
 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 | 225-472-6527
08/09/23 None - - - -

Description: 
In March 2022, BESE approved the 2022 Louisiana Content Standards for Social Studies. The revisions also required the development of a new social studies LEAP assessment aligned to the standards. The new LEAP assessment will:
  • include grade-level tests for third through eighth grades and an assessment for high school civics;
  • reflect the vision and instructional priorities for social studies;
  • contain questions about the content that require students to apply social studies knowledge and skills and to use sources embedded within the test;
  • provide educators and parents with information about student performance; and
  • involve reviews by Louisiana educators throughout the development process.

In March 2023, the LDOE provided simulation data to the Accountability Council that determined the least amount of change in school performance scores (SPS) and letter grades occurs by equally weighting science for the 2023-2024 school year. The proposed revisions to Bulletin 111 will communicate the change in the assessment index calculations prior to the beginning of the 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.


Bulletin 136, Louisiana Standards for early Childhood Care and Education Programs
Many sections

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
06/14/23 07/10/23 07/20/23 08/10/23 10/20/23 10/20/23
 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 | 225-472-6527
08/09/23 None - - - -

Description: 
In January 2023, BESE directed the LDOE to return the Early Learning and Development Standards (ELDS) to the ELDS Review Committee and provide an update report at the March 2023 Academic Goals and Instructional Improvement (AGII) Committee meeting regarding the status of the review by the standards review committee. At the March 2023 BESE meeting, the Board directed the LDOE to coordinate with the ELDS Review Committee to develop guidance documents for the Social and Emotional Development (SED) domain and to provide an update report at the April 2023 AGII Committee meeting. Further, the Board directed the LDOE to present final bulletin revisions and the SED guidance document in June 2023.


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

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
06/14/23 07/10/23 07/20/23 09/20/23 08/10/23 10/20/23 12/20/23
 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 | 225-472-6527
08/09/23 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions include technical edits, language alignment/cleanup, and the following:
  • Chapter 3: Clarifies language regarding fines when operating a center without a license and where a license should be displayed;
  • Chapter 7: Allows an additional licensed early learning center at the same address as an existing Head Start located on LEA property;
  • Chapter 9: Requires LDOE notification prior to making changes that could affect the license;
  • Chapter 11: Clarifies reporting of critical incidents;
  • Chapter 13: Clarifies the timeline for appealing denied applications;
  • Chapter 17: Allows staff aged 16 to be counted in child-to-staff ratios and 90 days for completion of pediatric first aid and CPR; replaces child care health consultant;
  • Chapter 18: Establishes a CCCBC provisional status for employees and requires CCCBC roster to be maintained and provisionally-employed staff to be supervised at all times;
  • Chapter 19: Updates safety requirements regarding child equipment, pacifiers, food allergies, lifeguards, choking hazards, and menus.

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 Handbook for School Administrators
Sections 103, 503, 509, 511, 513, and 519

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
06/14/23 07/10/23 07/20/23 08/10/23 10/20/23 10/20/23
 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 | 225-472-6527
08/09/23 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions include:
  • Chapter 1:
    • Inclusion of “family child care home with current academic approval” to definitions of ECCE programs and sites.
  • Chapter 5: 
    • Inclusion of the requirement for virtual classrooms to be observed;
    • Clarification of the updated assessment tool to be used (Pre-K-3rd CLASS® 2nd Edition);
    • Clarification of where observation schedules must be submitted to LDOE;
    • Inclusion of ratios specific to family child care providers in the “Informational Metrics of Best Practices” section;
    • Updating of limits to observation waiver requests; and
    • Additional grammar and structural clean up in this section.

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 717, 2321, and 2322

* Vetoed by Executive Order JML 24-01, January 8, 2024 *
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)
06/14/23 07/10/23 | 11/10/23 07/20/23 | 11/20/23 10/11/23  Pt.1 | Pt.2 12/20/23 12/20/23
 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 / Governor's response
For policy inquiries contact:
Ashley Townsend, LDE | 225-472-6527
08/09/23 08/25/23 10/26/23 10/26/23 | 11/01/23


Description: 
The proposed revisions provide for an appeals process, as it relates to graduation assessment requirements for all students in Louisiana.

Notes:
The BESE President submitted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective November 29, 2023.
The BESE President rescinded the emergency rule on December 4, 2023.
The Governor vetoed this policy revision by executive order on January 8, 2024.



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 1301

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
06/14/23 07/10/23 07/20/23 08/10/23 10/20/23 10/20/23
 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 | 225-472-6527
08/09/23 None - - - -

Description: 
In June of 2022, BESE approved revisions to many sections of certification policy to update literacy requirements for both initial and add-on certification. A future effective date is needed for add-on requirements to align with the effective date for initial certification literacy requirements. The revised policy modifies previously approved policy to allow for these requirements to take effect in January 2024 to allow certification programs time to amend program requirements.

Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective June 14, 2023.



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 2023

Bulletin 741, Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators
Sections 2345 and 2353

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
04/19/23 05/10/23 05/20/23 06/12/23 08/20/23 08/20/23
 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 | 225-472-6527
06/10/23 None - - - -

Description: 
The proposed revisions clarify that AP Computer Science A, Computer Science, and Computer Coding as a Foreign Language may be used as a foreign language credit beginning with students entering in the 2023-2024 school year to align with the cohort graduating in the 2026-2027 school year and beyond.

Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective April 20, 2023.



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 Administratorsons
Sections 2317 and 2323

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
04/19/23 05/10/23 05/20/23 06/12/23 08/20/23 08/20/23
 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 | 225-472-6527
06/10/23 None - - - -

Description:
The proposed revisions clarify that AP Computer Science A, Computer Science, and Computer Coding as a Foreign Language may be used as a foreign language credit beginning with students entering in the 2023-2024 school year to align with the cohort graduating in the 2026-2027 school year and beyond.

Note: BESE adopted this policy revision as an emergency rule, effective April 20, 2023.



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 State Standards for State Certification of School Personnel
Section 553

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
04/19/23 05/10/23 05/20/23 06/12/23 08/20/23 08/20/23
 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 | 225-472-6527
06/10/23 None - - - -

Description:
The poposed revisions extend the mentor teacher waiver for the 2023-2024 school year, excluding mentors supporting residents on a resident license pursuing certification in elementary, grades 1-5; English language arts grades 4-8 or 6-12; art grades K-12; or foreign language grades K-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.


March 2023

Bulletin 137, Louisiana Early Learning Center Licensing Regulations
Sections 103 and 1901

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
03/08/23 04/10/23 04/20/23 05/11/23 07/20/23 07/20/23
 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 | 225-472-6527
05/10/23 None - - - -

Description: 
In response to federal guidance, BESE revised policy contained in bulletins regarding child health and safety in order to define "biocontaminants" and include proper disposal requirements. Additional revisions update cumulative file information, remove duplicative language, and require policy regarding shaken baby syndrome, abusive head trauma, and child maltreatment.


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

REVISED POLICY

Date approved by BESE as NOI  Date NOI submitted to Louisiana Register  Date NOI published in Louisiana Register
Date of Summary Report submission   Date rule published in Louisiana Register  Date rule becomes effective (projected)
03/08/23 04/10/23 04/20/23 05/11/23 07/20/23 07/20/23
 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 | 225-472-6527
05/10/23 None - - - -

Description: 
In response to federal guidance, BESE revised policy contained in bulletins regarding child health and safety in order to define "biocontaminants" and include proper disposal requirements. Additional revisions update cumulative file information, remove duplicative language, and require policy regarding shaken baby syndrome, abusive head trauma, and child maltreatment.


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 1508, Pupil Appraisal Handbook
Sections 305, 703, and 725

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)
03/08/23 04/10/23 04/20/23 05/11/23 07/20/23 07/20/23
 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 | 225-472-6527
05/10/23 None - - - -

Description: 
Act 302 of the 2022 Regular Legislative Session amended R.S. 17:1982 and R.S. 17: 1983, relative to the Blind Persons' Literacy Rights and Education Act. Updates include the definition of a blind student and specifics regarding assessment. The proposed changes developed alongside stakeholders will bring BESE policy into federal compliance with guidance released by the Office of Special Education Programs.


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 
There are no current emergency rules approved by BESE at this time

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