TITLE 17. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 2. TEACHERS AND EMPLOYEES
PART XII. SCHOOL EMPLOYEE PERSONNEL FILES
17:1235 Rebuttal and response
A. Each school employee shall be given the opportunity to rebut and to respond to a document placed in his personnel file including but not limited to any document placed in such file on or before September 1, 1987.
B. The rebuttal and response must be in written form and once filed shall be attached to the document to which the response and rebuttal applies, and thus become a permanent part of the school employee's personnel file as long as the document remains a part of the personnel file.
C. No document or copy thereof, to which a response and rebuttal has been filed, shall be used for any purpose whatsoever unless the rebuttal and response or copy thereof is attached to the document or copy sought to be used.
D. A school employee shall have the right to receive proof of any allegations and statements contained in a document placed in his file that the school employee believes to be inaccurate, invalid, or misrepresented. If such proof is not presented, the document containing the allegations and statements shall be removed from the school employee's personnel file and destroyed.
E. If, at anytime, a city, parish, or other local public school board takes any personnel action against a school employee based upon any document that was placed in the employee's personnel file on or before September 1, 1987, the school employee shall be given the opportunity to rebut and respond to such document.
Added by Acts 1987, No. 174, § 1. Amended by Acts 2006, No. 300, § 1.