TITLE 17. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 1. GENERAL SCHOOL LAW
PART I. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
SUBPART A. STATE BOARD OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
17:7.5 Alternative educational programs of instruction; submission of plans; board approval; program monitoring
A. The Department of Education, in collaboration with other appropriate state agencies, shall establish guidelines, with the approval of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, for alternative educational programs of instruction for at-risk public middle and high school students in grades six through twelve. The Department of Education shall provide for the definition of said at-risk students with the approval of the board.
B. Each city and parish school system shall submit plans for such alternative educational programs for instruction to the board for approval, based on approved guidelines pursuant to Subsection A, at any time during the 1992-1993 school year. Plans submitted by each city and parish school system shall include a written program regarding alternate schools and programs for the prevention of school dropouts. Prior to the 1993-1994 school year, the board shall approve standards for said alternative educational programs of instruction for each city and parish school system in this state.
C. Alternative educational programs provided for in this Section may include provisions allowing students to advance through the board approved curriculum or pursue a course of instruction relative to the General Educational Development Testing Program (GED), when applicable and approved by the board.
D. Programs shall be monitored by the Department of Education through an interagency monitoring process as established by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The board shall report annually on the effectiveness of such programs to the governor and to the House and Senate Committees on Education.
Added by Acts 1990, No. 992, Sec. 1, eff. July 26, 1990; Acts 1990, No. 1007, Sec. 1, eff. July 26, 1990.