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SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COUNCIL
The Superintendent, prior to January 1, 2020, shall create a Special Education Advisory Council, to provide advice and feedback regarding special education policies, procedures, and resources. The council shall also engage in outreach activities to the community at large to increase the level of knowledge, support, and collaboration with respect to special education.
The Superintendent shall seek applications for council membership from parents or legal guardians of students with an exceptionality other than gifted and talented, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, and other stakeholders. The number of council members and composition of the council shall be determined by the Superintendent. The council’s members shall be comprised of the following:
Fifty percent (50%) of the membership shall be parents or legal
guardians of students with an exceptionality, other than gifted and
talented, who are enrolled in a school under the jurisdiction of the
Twenty-five percent (25%) of the membership shall be teachers,
principals, or paraprofessionals.
Twenty-five percent (25%) of the membership shall be other special education stakeholders.
In selecting council members, an effort shall be made to include parents of students in elementary, middle, and high school grades.
The Superintendent shall designate the chairperson of the council. The chairperson shall call the council’s meetings, preside over the meetings, and establish the agendas for the meetings.
The Special Education Advisory Council shall meet at least three (3) times a year. A written report shall be prepared by the Special Education Advisory Council and submitted to the Superintendent in May of each year regarding its activities.
There shall be no liability or cause of action against the public school district or any officer or employee thereof for any action taken by members of the Special Education Advisory Council.
New policy: November 21, 2019
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:81, 17:1944.1, 42:12, 42:13, 42:14, 42:15, 42:16, 42:17, 42:19, 42:20, 42:24, 42:25
Board minutes, 11-21-19
Bossier Parish School Board