TITLE 17. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 27. MONTESSORI SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS
17:3401 Accreditation of Montessori schools and certification of Montessori teachers; procedure; loss of accreditation
A. The Louisiana Montessori Association, or its successor, shall submit to the state superintendent of education a list of schools and teachers certified by the association as Montessori schools and Class A Montessori teachers for accreditation or certification by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education as Montessori schools and Louisiana state Montessori teachers. The association shall also submit to the state superintendent of education in connection therewith any additional reasonable information required by the aforementioned board. The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education shall accredit such schools and certify teachers so accredited or certified by the state superintendent of education under the provisions of this Chapter, as Montessori schools and Louisiana state Montessori teachers. The provisions of this Chapter shall apply only to accreditation of nonpublic Montessori schools.
B. The state superintendent of education shall appoint a school accreditation committee to insure compliance with this Chapter. The committee shall consist of five members who shall be appointed by the superintendent of education from a list of not fewer than seven names to be submitted by the Louisiana Montessori Association. Such committee may recommend to the superintendent of education accreditation of schools in compliance with this Chapter or loss of accreditation of those schools not in compliance with the provisions of this Chapter.
This committee shall serve without compensation or expenses.
Added by Acts 1976, No. 290, Sec. 1. Amended by Acts 1982, No. 400, Sec. 1, eff. July 20, 1982.