Policy and Procedure: Bulletin 741
Professional School Counselors’ Conference
December 1-3, 2009
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Workshop Outline
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Background and purpose
Louisiana Administrative Code
Recent Revisions
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Bulletin 741: Louisiana Handbook for
School Administrators
The bulletin contains all BESE
policies and Louisiana laws
required for the normal operation
of districts and schools that are not
included in other bulletins
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Louisiana Administrative Code
• Louisiana Administrative Code
– Louisiana Register
http://www.state.la.us/osr/osr.htm
• Codification
• Structure of the document
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Louisiana Administrative Code
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Part CXV
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Chapter1 Subchapter A (Optional)
§ 101. Section
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AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 17:24.4.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary
Education, LR 31:1257 (June 2005).
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• Table of Contents
• Index
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Changes to Bulletin 741
• Reasons
• Notice of Intent process
• Effective dates of policy changes
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Important Policies for Counselors
• Instructional time - §333
• Written policies and procedures - §337
• Homeless - §341
• Unsafe schools - §343
• Teacher’s Bill of Rights - §519
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Important Policies for Counselors
• Transfer students - §707 & §709
• Scheduling - §901
• Secondary – Class Times and Carnegie Credit §907
• Class Size and Ratios - §913
• Student Activities - §915
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Important Policies for Counselors
• Attendance - §1103-1105
• Health issues - §1119, §1121, §1129, §1131
• Comprehensive Counseling - §1125
• Discipline – Chapter 13
• Curriculum and Instruction – Chapter 23
• Summer schools - §2501-2504
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Policy Changes
EOC Testing - §2319 B. 2. – 9th grade 2010-2011
Students must pass three EOC tests to graduate:
• English II or English III
• Algebra I or Geometry
• Biology or American History
EOC replaces the GEE
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Policy Changes
• New immunization required – 6th graders
• 8th graders may take IBCA for Carnegie
credit if policy requirements are met
• Qualified students may receive a high
school diploma if the pass the LAA2
version of the GEE (ELA, math, and either
science or social studies)
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Policy Changes
• Parents must be informed of the proper
procedure to use when making complaints
• Interaction between a student and school
employee is prohibited unless another adult
is present or both are clearly visible by
persons outside. Exceptions include
counselors
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Policy Changes
• Teacher Bill of Rights - revised
• Excused absences up to 5 days for students
whose military parent(s) are leaving for or
returning from a combat zone
• Exit interviews for students who withdraw
from school.
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Policy Changes
Students in the 7th who intend to take a GLEbased Carnegie credit course in the 8th
grade must complete a 7th grade course that
addresses both the 7th and 8th grade GLEs.
The LEA must administer a test based on
the 8th grade GLEs to determine readiness
for the Carnegie credit course.
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• The branches of spelling, reading, writing, drawing, arithmetic,
geography, grammar, United States history, and health, including
alcohol, tobacco, drug, and substance abuse prevention and
education
• Constitution of the United States-beginning in the 8th grade and
continuing through college
• Flag of the United States
• Kindness to dumb animals
• Military science and tactics (at least one hour a week - high school males only!)
• Declaration of Independence (elementary school) and Federalist
Papers (high school)
• Selective service obligation orientation (males only - high school)
• Driver education
• French language and culture
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Second languages
Free Enterprise, including personal financial literacy
Civics
Breast self-examination and the need for annual Pap test
(females only - junior and senior high)
In P.E., sexually segregated contact sports and sexually
integrated noncontact sports
Black history and the historical contributions of all nationalities
Braille
Parenthood education
Sex education
Motorcycle safety
Watercraft safety
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Character education
Personal financial education
Youth suicide prevention
Dropout prevention
American Sign Language
African languages
Violence prevention, self-esteem, and peer mediation
Career major programs, including computer course
Firearm familiarity and safety
Contact Information
• Nancy Beben
Director, Division of Curriculum Standards
[email protected]
• Susannah Craig, Ph. D.
Supervisor, Middle and Secondary Standards
[email protected]
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