Title 17. Education

Chapter 1. General School Law

Part III. Public Schools and School Children

Subpart C-1. The Education/Juvenile Justice Partnership Act

 

17:253        Advisory Council on Student Behavior and Discipline

 

A. There is hereby established the Advisory Council on Student Behavior and Discipline to provide advice and guidance to the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the state Department of Education regarding best practices in providing support to public school governing authorities in the adoption and implementation of each school’s master plan for student behavior and discipline as provided in R.S. 17:252. 

 

B. The advisory council shall be composed of twenty-four members as follows: 

 

(1) The state superintendent of education, or his designee. 

 

(2) Three members shall be appointed by the Louisiana Association of Principals. The association shall appoint one principal or assistant principal from the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. 

 

(3) One member shall be a local school superintendent, appointed by the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents. 

 

(4) One member shall be a child welfare and attendance officer, appointed by the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents. 

 

(5) One member shall be a safe and drug-free schools coordinator, appointed by the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents. 

 

(6) One member shall be a director of special education, appointed by the Louisiana Association of Special Education Administrators. 

 

(7) One member shall be a pupil appraisal coordinator, appointed by the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents. 

 

(8) Three members shall be the parent of a child who presents challenging behavior, two of whom shall be the parent of a child with exceptionalities, other than gifted and talented, all of whom shall be appointed by the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council. 

 

(9) One member appointed by the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council. 

 

(10) One member appointed by the Louisiana Advocacy Center. 

 

(11) One member appointed by the Louisiana School Boards Association. 

 

(12) One member appointed by the Louisiana Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. 

 

(13) The secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, or his designee. 

 

(14) One member shall be a classroom teacher appointed by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers. 

 

(15) One member shall be a classroom teacher appointed by the Louisiana Association of Educators. 

 

(16) One member shall be a classroom teacher appointed by the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana. 

 

(17) One member appointed by the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

 

(18) One member appointed by the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools. 

 

(19) One member appointed by the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights. 

 

(20) One member appointed by the Louisiana Parent Teacher Association. 

 

C. The state superintendent of education shall convene the first meeting of the advisory council not later than September 1, 2016, and the state Department of Education shall provide staff support to the council. 

 

D. The council shall serve in an advisory capacity and shall comply with the Open Meetings Law. 

 

E. The chair shall be elected by the members of the council. 

 

F. The council shall meet at least three times annually. Meetings shall be called by the chair, who shall set the agenda. 

 

G. The advisory council shall annually submit a written report to the Senate Committee on Education, the House Committee on Education, and the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education regarding its findings and recommendations with respect to the implementation of school master plans for improving student behavior and discipline as provided in R.S. 17:252. 

 

Added by Acts 2016, No. 522, § 1, eff. June 13, 2016.