The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board has the authority to hold as many regularly scheduled board meetings per month as the Board deems necessary.  At least one regularly scheduled meeting per month is required by Louisiana law.


At any regular meeting of the Board, no business may be transacted which does not come within the purpose or purposes set forth in the agenda for the meeting, except upon unanimous approval of the members of the Board present at that meeting.  The motion to add an item not on the agenda shall identify the item with reasonable specificity, including the purpose for the proposed addition to the agenda, and shall be entered into the minutes.  In keeping with state law and Board policy, prior to any vote to add an item to the agenda, there shall be an opportunity for public comment on the motion.


The public and news media shall be informed of the dates of all regular and special meetings.  All meetings shall be open to the public except meetings that meet the criteria described in Louisiana law for closed meetings (see policy BCBK, Executive Sessions.)


Minutes of meetings shall reflect total transactions of Board considera­tions and when approved shall bear the signature of the secretary and president.  Names of members present and absent shall be recorded at each meeting.  Minutes shall clearly delineate between the policy making and appraisal functions of the School Board and the administrative functions of the Superintendent.  Official actions or decisions shall be made only in official meetings of the Board.




Special meetings of the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board may be called by the President, when in his/her opinion it is necessary, or when requested by the Superintendent or by two (2) members of the Board.  No business shall be transacted at any special meeting of the Board which does not come within the purpose or purposes set forth in the agenda for the meeting, unless all members of the Board are present at that meeting, and agree to the consideration of the ad­ditional items.  As with regular meetings, public notice shall be given and minutes recorded.


Adopted: December 7, 1976

Revised:  September, 2008

Adopted:  October 23, 2008



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:81, 42:12, 42:13, 42:14, 42:15, 42:16, 42:17, 42:19, 42:20, 42:24, 42:25

Board minutes, 10-23-08


Pointe Coupee Parish School Board