The Bossier Parish School Board may offer a summer school program for students at the elementary and secondary levels, and shall offer school remediation and retest opportunities as outlined in Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) Bulletin 1566, Pupil Progression Policies and Procedures.
Under the direction of the Curriculum Department, Elementary Schools may offer summer programs to enable students not meeting the promotion criteria during the regular school year to attend a state-approved summer school acceleration program to address unfinished learning, to be considered for promotion to the next grade, and to provide additional learning opportunities. The administrator of the summer school program shall have the written permission from the principal of the students’ home school in order for promotion and placement decisions to be made.
Students not passing the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) exam administered in the spring of each year in grades 4 and 8, are highly recommended to attend a summer school acceleration program to address unfinished learning in the specific area needed.
Under the direction of the Curriculum Department, Secondary Schools may offer summer school to enable students to schedule courses to recover credit, to satisfy graduation requirements, and to provide additional learning opportunities. The administrator of the summer school shall have the written permission from the principal of the students’ home school in order for high school credit to be awarded.
All students with diverse needs should receive services along with regular education students in summer school programs, with supports provided as needed.
Students attending summer school programs shall NOT be charged a fee to participate.
Revised: July 18, 2013
Revised: June 3, 2021
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §17:24.4
Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators, Bulletin 741
Pupil Progression Policies and Procedures, Bulletin 1566, Louisiana Department of Education
Board minutes, 7-18-13, 6-3-21
Bossier Parish School Board