TITLE 17. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 1. GENERAL SCHOOL LAW
PART II. PARISH SCHOOL BOARDS
SUBPART C. ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
17:121 Orleans Parish; election and terms of members; apportionment; qualifications; compensation; vacancies; prohibited acts
A. (1) The school board of Orleans Parish shall consist of five members elected at large at congressional elections. Candidates shall qualify and the elections shall be held as provided by the election laws of this state. The members in office on July 1st, 1984, shall serve until their terms expire. Any member elected in the regularly scheduled elections in 1984 shall be elected for a term of four years. Any member elected in the regularly scheduled elections in 1986 shall be elected for a term of two years. Members elected at the congressional elections in 1988 and their successors in office shall be elected for four-year concurrent terms.
(2) Effective with the commencement of the term of office of school board members elected in the congressional elections in 1988 and thereafter, the Orleans Parish School Board shall be composed of at least five and no more than nine members elected either by district or at large or by any combination of district and at large as shall be determined by the Orleans Parish School Board. Candidates shall qualify and the elections shall be held as provided by the election laws of this state.
B. All members elected to the board shall assume the duties of office at the January meeting of the board following their election.
C. (1) Members of the board shall receive the same remuneration and possess the same qualifications as provided by law for members of other parish school boards. A vacancy occurring on the board shall be filled in the manner provided by law for filling of vacancies in the other parish school boards.
(2) Members of the board, whether compensated on a per diem basis or on an expense allowance basis, additionally are authorized to receive for attendance at board committee meetings the same mileage allowance provided by R.S.17:56(A) for school board members for going to and from the meetings for every meeting of the school board and for travel outside the parish on school board business.
D. Repealed by Acts 2005, No. 284, § 1.
Acts 1960, 3rd Ex.Sess., No. 4, § 1, emerg. eff. Jan. 12, 1961. Amended by Acts 1970, No. 334, § 1; Acts 1979, No. 448, § 1; Acts 1984, No. 552, § 1, eff. July 6, 1984; Acts 1985, No. 854, § 1; Acts 1993, No. 649, § 1, eff. June 16, 1993.