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  • BESE agrees to do away with some school mandates

    January 16, 2013 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has agreed to shrink the number of mandates required of local school districts, despite concerns it would let school districts eliminate school counselors and librarians to cut costs. Superintendent of Education John White proposed changes to 150 different sections of... more »
  • Decision on school mandates pushed back to January

    December 5, 2012 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has delayed a decision on shrinking the number of mandates required of local school districts. Superintendent of Education John White proposed getting rid of the statewide school calendar, changing physical education standards to allow credit for extracurricular activities like... more »

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