In accordance with the L.R.S 17:416.8, each city and parish school board shall establish a discipline policy review committee composed of sixteen members. The purpose of this message is to provide information on the stakeholder groups that must form the committee, and notice of the nomination process.
The sixteen committee members are as follows:
(i) Five classroom teachers to be elected by their peers with at least one teacher each representing an elementary, middle or junior high, and high school. (ii) One special education teacher to be elected by his peers. (iii) Two guidance counselors to be elected by their peers. (iv) Two principals to be elected by their peers, one representing an elementary school and one representing a high school. (v) One school bus operator to be elected by his peers. (vi) One child welfare and attendance supervisor to be elected by his peers. (vii) One school board member to be elected by his peers. (viii) The local superintendent or his designee. (ix) Two parents to be appointed by a method as provided by rules and regulations adopted by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
As a parent, you may nominate one of your peers to serve on the committee using the link below. The parents with the most votes will be selected as committee members. In the case of a tie, committee members will be selected by a lottery conducted by the Superintendent or designee. Two parents will be elected, with at least one teacher representing elementary, and one high school. The nomination process opened November 17, 2020 8:00 a.m. and closes November 20, 2020, 3:00 p.m.