Title 17. Education
Chapter 45. Louisiana Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education
17:4073 Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; diploma endorsement program
A. The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, in consultation with the Louisiana Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Advisory Council, shall establish a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) diploma endorsement to recognize a high school student who exhibits superior academic achievement in STEM discipline subjects.
B. The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education shall establish the minimum course, proficiency, and other requirements the board deems necessary and appropriate for a student to earn the STEM diploma endorsement.
C. The state Department of Education and each public school governing authority shall provide information regarding the requirements for STEM diploma endorsement to all students enrolled in grades six through twelve and their parents.
D. The governing authority of each public high school shall maintain the records needed to identify students who have earned the STEM diploma endorsement and shall note such on the transcript of each student who earns the endorsement.
E. The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education shall adopt rules in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act to implement the provisions of this Section.
Added by Acts 2017, No. 392, § 1, eff. June 23, 2017.